Need a little relief
December 16, 2011 10:48 AM Subscribe
Seeking ideas for the types of professional & social resources or services (organizations, agencies, providers, etc.) that would be included on a list of potential referrals to help people across the social spectrum deal with various forms of trauma, catastrophes & highly stressful situations.
For a personal project I need to compile a list of established entities that one could refer victims to for assistance or counseling when they are involved in traumatic situations and crises. Examples inlcude addiction, mental illness, abuse (to self or in the family), assault, natural disaster, sudden death or suicide, catastrophic accidents or injury, chronic illness, and other harrowing things. Some entities I know to include are local emergency resources (police, fire, etc.), state child & family services, local Alcoholics Anonymous & Al-Anon, crisis hotlines for suicide & rape, women's shelters, homeless shelters, housing assistance. What other types of secular resources should I consider that I may not have thought of? I'm *not* seeking the specific contact details for local or national agencies or particular counseling services: I can look that information up myself. Just need ideas on the types of places to look for. I am in the United States. Thank you.