Links to Supportive Sites
World Trade Center Survivors' Network
Website created by survivors of the World Trade Center attacks in 1993 and 2001. "The Survivors’ Network seeks to provide a forum for personal contact between survivors as a means to empower them to both deal with the circumstances of the aftermath of the attacks and to find renewed purpose in that aftermath."
- American Psychological Association - Managing Traumatic Stress: Tips for Recovering From Disasters and Other Traumatic Events
American Red Cross - Disaster News and Action Information
- The Center for Journal Therapy
Attempts to make the healing art of journal writing accessible to all who desire self-directed change.
Families of September 11
An independent nonpartisan organization founded by families of those who died in the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Government provided disaster news / support
Gift from Within
Gift From Within, an international non-profit organization is dedicated to those who suffer post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), those at risk for PTSD and those who care for traumatized individuals. Has educational materials and support network.
GriefNet is an Internet community of persons dealing with grief, death, and major loss. They have over 35 e-mail support groups, and a companion site, KidsAid. Their integrated approach to on-line grief support provides help to people working through loss and grief issues of all kinds.
Committed to providing the highest quality educational and professional training programs on sudden loss, traumatic grief, and caregiver burnout prevention. Presented by Barbara Rubel, author of But I Didn't Say Good-Bye
- Dr. GROHOL's Psych Central Mental Health Resources
One of the most highly-rated specialized indexes of mental health links around. Carries good descriptions of most linked sites.
- Idaho State University Institute for Rural Health
RESPONDING TO OUR NATIONAL CRISIS: Resources for you, your children and loved ones, for friends and colleagues, and for rescue workers
Imagine World Health
Page with tips on coping with the terrorist attack.
The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. (ICISF)
A non-profit, open membership foundation dedicated to the prevention and mitigation of disabling stress in emergency workers. Critical Information Stress Information Sheet (.pdf)
- The International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies
A nonprofit organization whose goal is to ensure that everyone affected by trauma receives the best possible professional response, and to reduce traumatic stressors and their immediate and long-term consequences worldwide.
An American Tragedy Support Resource
National Relief Network
Administrating volunteer disaster relief programs for schools, churches and corporations.
A process whereby people of all ages and of all backgrounds can learn how to exchange effective help with each other in order to free themselves from the effects of past distress experiences.
The Resiliency Center
"Your resource for developing resiliency in yourself, your work teams and your organization."
"Resiliency.us is a partnership that provides crisis and disaster consultation and training based on a mental health approach that addresses people's fears, reactions, conflicts, and, most importantly, resilience when confronted by danger."
- September 11 Mariott Survivors.org
"This site was created to provide a forum for the survivors and families of victims from the 'forgotten' Marriott building which was also destroyed September 11. Other goalsare to provide a forum for personal communication between survivors, to share stories, and have a support system in place to continue the healing process."
- September Space
"Expanding beyond the volunteer and rescue worker, September Space has grown to be known as a trusted, safe place where anyone affected by the attack of 9/11 can come and seek respite."
"Learn how life's best survivors are made stronger and better by extreme adversity." Companion site to SurvivorGuidelines.org coordinator Al Siebert's book, The Survivor Personality.
- Tragedy Assistant Program for Survivors (TAPS)
"Offering support for family and friends of Armed Forces members who die while serving thier country--helping them cope with difficult transitions in the aftermath of loss."
- Transform Trauma
"Information on Life Coaching services for Trauma Survivors who are ready to reclaim the power of their lives and start building a new foundation based on their core values, their passion and their essence!"
- New! US Search and Rescue Task Force
Site "provides extensive educational information on search and rescue and disaster related topics. You will find many, many topics including subjects such as Terrorism, Survival at Sea, Family Disaster Planning, and more! " Has historical info on the World Trade Center collapse.
Viktor Frankl Institute - Vienna
"The Viktor Frankl Institute is a non-profit scientific society for Logotherapy and Existential Analysis. It is the task of the Viktor Frankl Institute to foster the lifetime work of Viktor Frankl and to provide access to authentic information about Logotherapy and Existential Analysis." Institute founded by Dr. Frankl's widow and daughter.
- "Personal Strengths and Perceptions Following September 11th Terrorist Activity" Study
An on-line study/questionnaire from the University of Calgary for those over 18 years old: "Events witnessed, like those that occurred on September 11th, affect people in a variety of ways. At the present time, most people have dealt with them in their own personal way. This study does not ask you to recall the events; instead, you are asked about your strengths and present reactions."
- September 11, 2001 Attacks: What is Your Perspective?
This is an international study sponsored by the University of Texas and Dr. Jamie Pennebaker that seeks to understand peoples' perspectives of the events that occurred in New York City and Washington, DC, on Tuesday, September 11, 2001.
- Bernstein Crisis Management, LLC
Bernstein Crisis Management is a national crisis management public relations agency providing 24/7 access to crisis response professionals. BCM's crisis prevention activities focus on making clients not merely prepared, but resistant to the prospect and effect of crises.
- Crisis Management International
Many good articles on managing crises.
- Employee Assistance Professional's Association Links To Helpful Emergency EA Resources
Founded in 1971, EAPA has been working to develop and maintain the best possible workplace relationships for people around the world.
Grief & Loss
A website by the Faculty and Staff Assistance Program, (FASAP), at the University of Michigan.
- "What NOW?" (PDF)
An article in The Board Cafe about "how to get ourselves and our companies back to business - whether we are ready or not." By Kathleen K. Edmond, Employment Practices Solutions, Senior Consultant