Traumatic event resources

Traumatic events can have long-lasting and profound impacts on children and young adults. The emotional and behavioral repercussions can present right away or even years later. Recognizing the signs early can help a family cope in the aftermath of a tragedy.

Educators & clinical professionals

Mental health response to mass violence and terrorism

Find ways to assist survivors and families after terrorism and mass violence. Topics include counseling skills, mental health resources and stress-coping strategies.

Preventing suicide: a toolkit for high schools

Learn how high schools can build multi-faceted suicide prevention programs that respond to the needs and cultures of students.

Developing cultural competence in disaster mental health programs

Background information, guiding principles, recommendations and resources for developing culturally-competent disaster mental health services.

Disaster behavioral health preparedness and response resources

Information about emergency preparedness, training, disaster response, stress management and suicide prevention to help families coping with disaster.

Psychosocial issues for children and adolescents in disasters

Practical suggestions, case studies and resource guides to help professionals working with children in the wake of traumatic or disastrous events.

Disaster kit

Find the materials behavioral health professionals need to support survivors of violence, trauma and natural disasters.

A guide to managing stress in crisis response professions

Learn ways for educators and health professionals to help members of our community manage stress before, during and after a public health crisis.

Stark County Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM) Team

The Stark County Critical Incident Stress Management Team is made up of trained professionals from the mental health and emergency service professions.

For parents, caregivers & families

Coping with traumatic events

Find tips for talking with children and youth after a disaster or traumatic event.

Resilience guide for parents and teachers

Help children adapt to adversity, trauma, tragedy, threats and other significant sources of stress.

Students, schools and trauma

A robust list of resources helping youth and families to navigate difficult and/or traumatic situations.

Information & referrals

United Way of Greater Stark County

Instantly connect with health and social services throughout Stark County.
Hotline: 211
Hotline: 211
Hours: 24/7 guidance