‘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.