#Resource Diary Entry 47: #Bushfires support

It is absolutely heartbreaking what has been happening in Australia over the Christmas and New Year Period. We are with all who are needing support and recover from the devastating events.

The Australian Psychological Society School Interest Group has published a list of helpful resources including resources for children and adolescents.

Australian Psychological Society – bushfires

·   https://www.psychology.org.au/for-the-public/Psychology-topics/Disasters/Bushfires/Preparing-for-bushfires

·   https://www.psychology.org.au/for-the-public/Psychology-topics/Disasters/Bushfires/Recovering-from-bushfires

Beyond Blue – bushfires

·   https://www.beyondblue.org.au/docs/default-source/default-document-library/child-and-adolescent-bushfire-disaster-response-faqs.pdf?sfvrsn=0

Emerging Minds – Tool Kit 

·    https://emergingminds.com.au/resources/toolkits/community-trauma-toolkit/immediate/

·    https://emergingminds.com.au/resources/toolkits/community-trauma-toolkit/

Headspace – Drought

·    https://headspace.org.au/eheadspace/group-chat/coping-with-stress-from-the-drought/

Lifeline – general & drought

·    https://www.lifeline.org.au/about-lifeline/media-centre/natural-disaster-support

·    https://www.lifeline.org.au/static/uploads/files/20180815-drought-tool-kit-final-wfuzfopvpfgu.pdf

National Association of School Psychologists in the USA – bushfires

·   https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-climate-safety-and-crisis/natural-disaster-resources/helping-children-after-a-wildfire-tips-for-parents-and-teachers

NALAG – drought

·   https://www.nalag.org.au/ourshout

QLD Government – general

·    https://www.childrens.health.qld.gov.au/chq/our-services/mental-health-services/qcpimh/natural-disaster-resources/storybooks/?fbclid=IwAR1mhkOQ8lRPMVdjFrifBjM8cb7wHq8e2B72qiZKil16Z_zOmUuvanL7R_0

The Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss & Grief Network – bushfires 

·    https://earlytraumagrief.anu.edu.au/resource-centre/disasters-bushfire-resources

Victorian Government – bushfires

·https://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/school/principals/community/ndishelpchildren.pdf

·https://www.education.vic.gov.au/Documents/school/principals/community/teachersbooklet.pdf

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