Resources Knowledge Acquisition

Crisis Response Education and Resources 

Knowledge Acquisition

The purpose of this section is to present resources for increasing knowledge in crisis response and disaster mental health.


Internet & Phone Apps


  • The Headington Institute strengthens humanitarian and emergency response organizations by promoting the wellbeing of their staff through self-care techniques, resources and support and promoting physical hardiness, emotional resilience, and spiritual vitality of humanitarian relief and emergency response personnel.
  • The National Institute for Trauma and Loss in Children (TLC) has the latest information on childhood trauma, trauma-informed care, research, interventions and resources.
  • The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Recovery program provides communities and responders with behavioral health resources that help them prepare, respond, and recover from disasters.
  • SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline is a national hotline dedicated to providing year-round immediate crisis counseling for people who are experiencing emotional distress related to any natural or human-caused disaster. This toll-free, multilingual, and confidential crisis support service is available to all residents in the United States and its territories. Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after a disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor.

Phone Apps

  • FEMA Mobile App: Prepare, Weather Alerts Disaster Resources, Disaster Reporter, Social Hub, FEMA Blog
  • Red Cross Mobile Apps for Natural Disaster: Emergency App, Hurricane App, Tornado App, Earthquake App, Flood App, Wildfire App.
  • SAMHSA’s Social Media and Disasters provides resources for public and private institutions and individual citizens to use social media to spread essential disaster-related messages to the masses in real time.