Child Trauma Resources
Many of these child trauma resources recommended by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network are available for purchase on Amazon. We have collated them by category with links so that they are easy to look through.
OperationSAFE has two resources available for sale as well.
Child Trauma Field Manual
This manual is an introduction to crisis intervention especially for use with children in the context of OperationSAFE child trauma camps. It is meant to give volunteers a basic understanding of crisis intervention, critical incident stress, PTSD, and how to apply interventions to children.
How Christian Volunteers Can Respond to Disasters
After the massive tsunami of 2011 hit the Pacific coast of Japan, the island faced its greatest crisis since the end of World War II. This is the story of how the tiny Christian minority in Japan were, in the words of World Evangelical Alliance Global Ambassador Brian Stiller, “punching above their weight”, mobilizing thousands of volunteers and millions of dollars of relief to scores of devastated communities. Along the way there are lessons learned that Christians can use to respond to disasters throughout the world to bring help and hope to those who are hurting with the compassion of Jesus Christ. • Prepare your home and church before a disaster strikes, • Lead prayer both during a crisis and throughout the response with wisdom and information, • Respond safely and effectively during the first 48 hours and as the response progresses through relief and recovery stages, • Accurately assess needs, coordinate large responses, manage volunteers and avoid the “disaster after the disaster”, • Care for the emotional and spiritual needs of disaster survivors, children, volunteers and caregivers, and • Answer theological questions concerning Christian disaster response.
First-hand testimonies from faithful pastors and volunteers caring for congregations and communities in the face of nuclear meltdown, massive tsunami waves and the ongoing needs of those still living in temporary housing give voice to the ongoing struggle of those whose lives were changed and are still recovering from disaster.