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‘DOD Live’ Compiles Resources for People Affected by Disasters

American Forces Press Service

FORT MEADE, Md., May 21, 2013 – A “DOD Live” blog post compiled by Ian Phillips of Defense Media Activity social media operations here provides a wide range of resources for people affected directly or indirectly by the deadly tornado that struck Moore, Okla., yesterday.

Links in the blog post include information or help related to:

-- Tips from Military OneSource on helping children cope with natural disasters;

-- How to administer psychological first aid after a disaster or traumatic event;

-- The PFA Mobile app, containing material adapted from the Psychological First Aid Operations Guide for responders who provide psychological first aid to adults, families and children;

-- The Red Cross database that for people to list themselves as “safe and well” or for loved ones to find people missing after a disaster; and

-- A Veterans Affairs Department list of resources for people needing help with post-traumatic stress.

The blog post also includes links to the Air Force Aid Society, Army Emergency Relief, the Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society and Coast Guard Mutual Assistance for service members who need financial assistance.


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Related Sites:
Disaster Relief: Oklahoma Tornadoes
‘DOD Live’ Oklahoma Assistance Resources Blog Post
‘DOD Live’
Military OneSource
Resources for People Affected by the Oklahoma Tornado

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