Disaster Response

General Resources- In the Aftermath of the Oct 1st 2017 tragedy in LV

APA Help Center:
HELPING YOUR CHILDREN MANAGE DISTRESS IN THE AFTERMATH OF A SHOOTING

BUILDING RESILIENCE TO MANAGE INDIRECT EXPOSURE TO TERROR

HOW TO TALK TO CHILDREN ABOUT DIFFICULT NEWS

MANAGING DISTRESS IN THE AFTERMATH OF A SHOOTING

HOW ARE YOU COPING WITH THE RECENT SHOOTINGS?

RESTORING A SENSE OF SAFETY IN THE AFTERMATH OF A MASS SHOOTING

IMPACT OF MASS SHOOTING ON SURVIVORS, FAMILIES AND COMMUNITIES

IMPACT OF MASS SHOOTINGS ON INDIVIDUAL ADJUSTMENT

TALKING TO KIDS WHEN THEY NEED HELP

7 WAYS TO TALK TO CHILDREN AND YOUTH ABOUT THE SHOOTING IN ORLANDO

HOW MUCH NEWS COVERAGE IS OKAY FOR CHILDREN?

GUN VIOLENCE PREVENTION

APA INITIATIVES TO PREVENT GUN VIOLENCE

GUN VIOLENCE:  PREDICTION, PREVENTION AND POLICY

APA PRESS RELEASE – OCT 2ND – COPING WITH MASS SHOOTINGS


Other Articles:

TALKING WITH CHILDREN ABOUT DIFFICULT SUBJECTS

 

In hopes of helping families and children cope with loss and trauma, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) compiled the following resources:

-AACAP Facts for Families on News and Children HTTP://BIT.LY/1L2AR7X
-AACAP Facts for Families on Grief and Children HTTP://BIT.LY/1LTGDNW
-AACAP Facts for Families on Firearms and Children HTTP://BIT.LY/1T62OSX
-AACAP Policy Statement on Children and Guns HTTP://BIT.LY/2M48H8I
-AACAP Disaster Resource Center HTTP://BIT.LY/1G9AMXA
-NCTSN Talking to Children about the Shooting HTTP://BIT.LY/2YCM4BW


For children, teens, and families:

Vegas PBS has a website for children and families coping with crisis, grief and stress. Clips of Sesame Street Episodes, Daniel Tiger, and other children’s programming is included
www.vegaspbs.org/kids-families/resources-help-families-cope

7 Ways to Talk to Children and Youth About the Shootings in Orlando
HTTPS://PSYCHOLOGYBENEFITS.ORG/2016/06/13/7-WAYS-TO-TALK-TO-CHILDREN-AND-YOUTH-ABOUT-THE-SHOOTINGS-IN-ORLANDO/

Responding to the Tragedy in Orlando:  Helpful Responses for LGBTQ People and Allies|
HTTPS://PSYCHOLOGYBENEFITS.ORG/2016/06/14/RESPONDING-TO-THE-TRAGEDY-IN-ORLANDO-HELPFUL-RESPONSES-FOR-LGBTQ-PEOPLE-AND-ALLIES/

LGBT Pride 2016: APA Responds to Orlando Shooting Tragedy.  The entire issue is linked from: HTTP://WWW.APA.ORG/PI/ABOUT/NEWSLETTER/INDEX.ASPX

 

If you are feeling overwhelmed, or need to talk to someone:
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Distress Helpline
1-800-985-5990    Text TalkWithUs to 66746
Spanish Speakers  Call 1-800-985-5990 and press “2” or text Hablanos to 66746

Click here for more info, or link below

https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline

The public may also contact local DCFS Neighborhood Family Services Center (HTTP://DCFS.NV.GOV/PROGRAMS/CMH/CONTACT_CMHS/) or Mobile Crisis (HTTP://KNOWCRISIS.COM/) 702 486-7865

 

Interviews with NPA Executive Board about the tragedy:

NPR  Interview with Dr. Jordan Soper of NPA, Oct 3rd: https://knpr.org/knpr/2017-10/day-after-how-do-we-talk-about 

KNTV Channel 13 Interview with Dr. Jordan Soper of NPA, Oct 4thhttp://www.ktnv.com/on-air/interviews/dr-jordan-soper-encourages-counseling-after-mass-shooting

NoticiasvUnivision Nevada (spanish) Interview with Dr. Sandra Gray of NPA, Oct 4th (starts at minute 25): https://www.facebook.com/noticiasunivisionnevada/videos/10155504434266131/?fref=mentions

 

October 12th, 2017 6:00pm
Free Presentation:  Talking to Your Kids after a Tragedy
Join Dr. Tara Borsh, Director of the Boys Town Nevada Behavioral Health Clinic, as she answers your questions and provides guidance on how to talk to your kids
Boys Town Nevada Administrative Offices
821 N. Mojave Rd, Las Vegas 89101
RSPV to 702-642-7070, space is limited at this time

 


Crisis Counseling Services:

Mojave Counseling Clinic is offering free counseling services
UNLV School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry is providing free Crisis Support to members of the public affected by the tragedy. The appointments will be private and free of charge, no insurance necessary.
6375 W. Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas 89146   To schedule an appointment, call 702-253-0818

MonteVista Hospital is open 24/7 and has clinical staff on standby to help the community deal with grief. 702-354-1111

MGM Resorts is offering crisis counseling to guests and employees 702-836-6655 or 877-967-7711

The PRACTICE at UNLV is offering free services to anyone affected by the events
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas 89154     702-895-1532

Bridge Counseling is offering free trauma and grief therapy 1640 W. Alta Drive

Las Vegas Counseling Center is offering free counseling to those affected:  www.LasVegascounselingcenter.com 

ROI Counseling is offering free counseling in light of the tragedy: www.ROIcounseling.com

Ivy Counseling is providing free counseling www.Ivy-counseling.com

 

Psychologist Finder Resources (offering Reduced or Free Services in response to the tragic events):

John Paglini, Ph.D. is highly specialized, especially with first responders
9163 W. Flamingo Rd #120 Las Vegas 89147     702-869-9188

Jordan Soper.Psy.D. can work with trauma and first responders
2510 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy #200, Henderson 89052       702-587-1573

Whitney Owens, Psy.D.
2510 W. Horizon Ridge Pkwy, Suite 200, Henderson 89052      702-508-9181

Sarah Ahmad, Psy.D.
9183 W. Flamingo Rd, Ste 100, Las Vegas 89147   702-907-6521

Sunshine Collins, Psy.D.      702-363-3332

Ana Oliveras, Psy.D.
6284 S. Rainbow Blvd, Ste 110, Las Vegas 89118     702-803-3115 x208

Vena Davis, LCSW
6284 S. Rainbow Blvd, Ste 110, Las Vegas 89118   702-430-2710

H.O.P.E Counseling Services
6600 W. Charleston Blvd #140, Las Vegas 89146     702-437-4673

Sandra Gray, Ph.D. (bilingual)
6655 W. Sahara Ave, Ste B200, Las Vegas 89146  702-900-2784

Bree Mullin, Psy.D.
1820 E. Warm Springs Rd, Suite 115, Las Vegas 89119   702-270-HELP (4357)

Desert Parkway Behavioral Healthcare Hospital
3247 S. Maryland Pkwy, Las Vegas 89109     702-776-3500

Kechia English, MA, LMFT
121 S. Martin Luther King Blvd, Las Vegas 89106   702-683-3431

Katherine Fischer
913 Willow Ave, Ste 100, San Jose CA     650-564-4030

Patricia Smith, Ph.D.    702-838-8001

Bruce Allen, Ph.D
2681 Bullhead City, AZ 86442   928-763-9999

UNR Counseling Services
1664 N. Virginia St, Reno 89557     775-784-4648

 

 

Disaster Mental Health Volunteer @ Red Cross

Contact Diane Orgill 702-219-0791
Southern Nevada Chapter, Red Cross main phone 702-791-3311
WWW.REDCROSS.ORG/LOCAL/NEVADA/SOUTHERN-NEVADA/DISASTER-SERVICES

They are currently taking names/phone numbers of providers. Might be able to “quick-train” 1 hour training if you are not already registered.

Other Volunteer Opportunities
 WWW.THERO.ORG/ADD-RESOURCE  Mental Health Resources Made Easy
Their website organizes providers willing to donate services in times of tragedy. Please sign up through the link above and specify that you are willing to help in response to the mass shooting last night.


Professional Organizations:
NASW (National Association of Social Workers) www.naswnv.org

American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy www.nevadaamft.org 
(702) 423-0968   NVAMFT@hotmail.com 


To Donate Blood:

Blood Centers of the Pacific
WWW.BLOODHEROES.COM
please visit website to schedule an appointment as they are currently at full capacity at their physical locations

Labor Health & Welfare Clinic
7135 W. Sahara #100, Las Vegas 89117                                            702-222-9355

United Blood Services
6930 W. Charleston Blvd, Las Vegas 89117                                     702-228-4482
4950 W. Craig Rd, Las Vegas 89130                                                 702-645-3600
601 Whitney Ranch Dr, Bldg D, Ste 20, Henderson 89014               702-434-1838

University Medical Center
901 N. Rancho Lane, Las Vegas 89106

 

How to Find Loved Ones:
(866) 535-5654


To Make a Donation:
Las Vegas Victims Fund

To provide relief and financial aid to victims of the shooting https://www.gofundme.com/dr2ks2-las-vegas-victims-fund

National Compassion Fund
To support the immediate and long-term needs of victims. All funds received will be distributed directly to those affected https://nationalcompassionfund.org/

 

To Donate Food/Water:
Drop off of supplies are currently being accepted at
UMC – 1800 W. Charleston Blvd 89102
Sunrise Hospital 3186 S. Maryland Pkwy 89109
Bunkerhouse Saloon 124 11st Street (collecting blankets, water, snack bags and non-perishable food starting at 4pm)
Claggett & Sykes 4101 Meadows Lane, Suite 100 89107 (supporting the blood banks, accepting bottled water, food and trash bags)