HURRICANE MATTHEW: RESOURCES, VOLUNTEER INFORMATION
The sources below provide updates and information on coping with the psychological impact of Hurricane Matthew. Included is information on how to volunteer through the Red Cross. We appreciate all our members are doing to help in the relief effort!
CHARLOTTE COMMUNITY TRAUMA
The shooting by police of a black citizen and the mass protests in response have created community trauma in Charlotte. Members of the black community and the law enforcement community are particularly vulnerable to traumatic stress in the current situation. People are likely to seek out psychologists to help members in these and other communities. APA offers resources for psychologists working with people who are experiencing such stress in the following links. (Note the articles do not specifically address police shootings, they provide general principles for managing stress in the context of community trauma.)
Managing stress: www.apa.org/helpcenter/mass-shooting.aspx
Talking to children: www.apa.org/helpcenter/talking-to-children.aspx