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April 2011 Tornado Outbreak
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April's tornado outbreak is an weather disaster of unknown proportions, but for the people whose way of life stands to be affected, it may be a mental health disaster as well. Please use this list of resources to obtain any services you may need.

Visit to list yourself as safe and well or to search for your loved ones on the American Red Cross web site.

Visit or call 800-621-3362 / TTY 800-462-7585 for FEMA Assistance.


To find a Disaster Recovery Center near you, visit:
Mobile version of the site:

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After a Loved One DiesAfter a Loved One Dies- How Children Grieve
And how parents and other adults can support them

After the TornadoAfter the Tornado:
Helping Young Children Heal

Tornado Recovery for KidsFor kids:
Tornado recovery; Making things better.

Tornado Response for KidsFor kids:
Tornado response; Right after a tornado.

Tornado Recovery for TeensFor teens:
Tornado recovery; Making things better.

Tornado Response for TeensFor teens:
Tornado response; Right after a tornado.

Listen, Protect, and ConnectListen, Protect, and Connect
Psychological First Aid for Children and Parents

Listen, Protect, ConnectListen, Protect, Connect - Model & Teach
Psychological First Aid for Students and Teachers

Managing traumatic stress: After the tornadoes
The effects of the recent tornadoes can be long-lasting and the resulting trauma can reverberate even with those not directly affected by the disaster.

Psychosocial Issues for Older Adults in Disasters
Gives mental health professionals, emergency response workers, and caregivers tools to provide disaster mental health and recovery support to older adults. Defines "elderly" and explores the nature of disasters and older adults' reactions to them.

Parent GuidelinesParent Guidelines for Helping Children after a Tornado

Questions to Ask Your ChildrenQuestions to Ask Your Children about the Tornado

Reactions and Guidelines for Children Following Crisis and TraumaReactions and Guidelines for Children Following Crisis and Trauma
Suggestions for Teachers and School Administrators

School Crisis and BereavementSchool Crisis & Bereavement
Guidelines for Responding to the Death of a Student or School Staff

Teacher GuidelinesTeacher Guidelines for Helping Students after a Tornado

Tips for ParentsTips for Parents on Media Coverage of the Tornadoes

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Information that can assist consumers and families with resources, information, and referral services.

  • Alabama Department of Public Health / Risk Communication - information on the tornadoes and their affects on our state and state coordinated efforts.

  • The Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives - is the governor's designated site for volunteer opportunities and donation collection for the Governor's Emergency Relief Fund.

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