On this page you will find resources that will help you prepare for a disaster and help you deal with the aftermath of a disaster or tragedy, espcially talking and working with children. If you have additional resources that you think would be particularly helpful, please contact Vikki Myers, firstname.lastname@example.org.
This guide is a replacement of the 2007 manual, “In God’s hands … and Ours, Disaster preparedness and response in the Episcopal Diocese of East Tennessee.” Note that it is formatted for two-sided printing.
This FEMA guide contains guidelines for Active Shooter Situations, as well as sections on overall emergency operations: Planning Principles, Planning Process and Plan Content.
Resources for Use Following a Tragedy
Liturgical and Music Resources
More liturgical resources for use following a tragedy may be found at Text Week: http://www.textweek.com/response/vt.htm
Helping Children Deal with a Tragedy
National Association of School Psychologists on how to talk with children about safety and violence.
The LeaderResources web site offers resources:
Episcopal Relief & Development has several helpful resources:
The Sunday After a Disaster (resource was published following Hurricane Sandy, but has relevant information for the Sunday after any disaster)
Additional suggested resources from our parishes include: