SAMHSA Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit

The toolkit equips health care providers, communities and local governments with material to develop practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths. Addresses issues for health care providers, first responders,
treatment providers, and those recovering from opioid overdose. Updated in 2016.

Toolkits can be downloaded directly here >

Information on LGBTQ+

There’s an explanation as to the changes made from the genderbent person and why they were made. The trans community and allies have been using the term “unicorn” to provide a positive and “magical” or “special” way of looking at being trans. It’s important to keep in mind though that some trans people feel good about this identification where as others feel it may add to the labeling or singling out of their differences from others.

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Recovering from Hurricane Sandy

Source: National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Most families will recover over time, particularly with the support of family, friends, and organizations. The length of recovery will depend in part upon how frightening the hurricane was, whether evacuation from home was necessary, and the extent of the damage and loss. Some families will be able to return to their normal routines rather quickly, while others will have to contend with repairing damage to their home and possessions, finding medical care, and facing financial hardship. Some families will have lost a loved one or a pet. Others will need to deal with school closings or changes in school schedules.

Children’s functioning and recovery will be influenced by how their parents and caregivers cope during and after the hurricane. Children often turn to adults for information, comfort, and help. Children do best when parents and teachers remain (or at least appear) calm, answer children’s questions honestly, and respond as best they can to requests.

Tips for Families on Addressing the Anniversary Download PDF >
Tips for Parents Download PDF >
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Tips for Teachers Download PDF >