You can find resources for what to do before, during and after a disaster here.
At Comfort Bears in a Catastrophe, our top priority is to help children impacted by disasters process and overcome their trauma to be able to set and achieve high goals in life. We've compiled the best resources for children and families impacted by a disaster- from our Goal Boss Lesson Plan, to finding information on how to fill out an insurance claim, we've got you covered.
All of our resources are FREE as we want to help as many children and families as possible and we believe access to resources is part of that. We also have several presentations suitable for different ages. We are happy to speak to your group for free, contact us.
MAKING AN EMERGENCY BINDER
Often in a disaster, there is not much time to evacuate. By having an emergency binder with important documents like your passport, vaccine records, etc. you will be able to locate and find these items to take with you much faster.
Click to learn how to make an emergency binder.
DISASTERS AND THE LINK TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Disasters cause an increase in domestic violence, especially for women. Studies found a 98% increase in physical victimization among women after a disaster. Men also reported an increase in psychological victimization (from 36.7 to 43.1 percent), but, unlike women, no change in physical victimization (Schumacher et al., 2010).
We have provided the number to the National Domestic Violence Hotline below, at the bottom of this page.
DISASTERS AND THE LINK TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Disasters leave millions of people homeless each year. Along with this, comes financial struggles and/or limited social life. This isolation leaves disaster victims more susceptible to human trafficking and other forms of violence.
View the CDC resource to the left.
We have provided the number to the National Human Trafficking Hotline below, at the bottom of this page.
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
THE AMERICAN RED CROSS
FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)
NATIONAL CANCER INFORMATION CENTER
MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES (CMS)
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
1 (888) 373-7888