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Here are some helpful sites:



FEMA: Are You Ready? A Guide to Citizen Preparedness
http://www.fema.gov/areyouready/


Community Guidelines for Developing a Spontaneous Volunteer Plan
http://ldrny.org/DisasterPrepare/documents/spontvol.PDF


Preparedness for Terrorist Attacks
http://ldrny.org/DisasterPrepare/documents/randprepquickguide.pdf


Homeowners Emergency Preparedness Guide
http://ldrny.org/DisasterPrepare/documents/homeownersprepguide.pdf


72 Hours
http://72hours.org/index.html




Other Links - National, State, and Local Organizations:



FEMA
http://www.fema.gov/


For Mental Health Professionals
www.facingfeartogether.org


The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.
www.NCPTSD.org


Children and Families
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
http://www.nctsnet.org/nccts/nav.do?pid=hom_main


National Association of School Psychologists deals with a number of issues and articles--the one on Children and Fear of War & Terrorism is well done.
http://www.nasponline.org/


Red Cross "Masters of Disaster"
http://www.redcross.org/disaster/masters/


FEMA for Kids
http://www.fema.gov/kids/


Becoming a "Safe Family" - PDF
http://www.ldrny.org/BePrepared/materials/SafeFamilies.pdf


Seniors
Red Cross: Disaster Preparedness for Seniors
http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/beprepared/seniors.html


Ready.gov: Disaster Preparedness for Seniors
http://www.ready.gov/america/getakit/seniors.html


Special Needs
Red Cross: Disaster Preparedness for People With Disabilities
http://www.redcross.org/services/disaster/beprepared/disability.html


Ready.gov: Disaster Preparedness for People With Disabilities
http://www.ready.gov/america/getakit/disabled.html




What is asylum?

A non-United States citizen can seek political asylum in the United States if they have a fear of being persecuted in their country of origin because of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. For example, some individuals flee because their government has targeted them for being in the political opposition. Others flee because their particular tribe is subject to ethnic cleansing. Some women flee because they do not want to be forced into marriage, female circumcision, or wearing a hijab.

If granted political asylum, individuals have the right to remain in the United States and the right to family reunification (with spouse and children). Eventually, they have the right to apply for U.S. citizenship.




Domestic Violence and Abuse:



Understanding domestic violence and abuse
http://helpguide.org/mental/domestic_violence_abuse_types_signs_causes_effects.htm


Child Abuse and Neglect
Recognizing and Preventing Child Abuse http://www.helpguide.org/mental/child_abuse_physical_emotional_sexual_neglect.htm


Help for Abused and Battered Women
Domestic Violence Shelters, Support, and Protection
http://www.helpguide.org/mental/domestic_violence_abuse_help_treatment_prevention.htm




Work and Careers:



Stress at Work
How to Reduce and Manage Job and Workplace Stress
http://www.helpguide.org/mental/work_stress_management.htm


Finding the Right Career
Choosing or Changing Career Paths
http://www.helpguide.org/life/finding_career.htm


Interviewing Techniques and Tips
Putting Your Best Self Forward and Getting the Job
http://www.helpguide.org/life/interviewing_techniques_tips_getting_job.htm


Job Networking Tips
How to Find a Job by Building Relationships
http://www.helpguide.org/life/job_networking_how_to_find_job.htm


Job Loss and Unemployment Stress
Tips for Staying Positive during Your Job Search
http://www.helpguide.org/life/unemployment_job_loss_stress_coping_tips.htm


Stress Management
How to Reduce, prevent, and Cope with Stress
http://www.helpguide.org/mental/stress_management_relief_coping.htm


Preventing Burnout
Signs, Symptoms, Causes, and Coping Strategies
http://www.helpguide.org/mental/burnout_signs_symptoms.htm