Hurricane Irene Resources

by admin on September 7, 2011

 VT Response A helpful forum for people to use to communicate with one another about volunteer needs and availability

Hurricane resources from Vermont 211

Parent Guidelines for Helping Children After a Hurricane

After the Hurricane: Helping Young Children Heal

Helping Young Children and Families Cope with Trauma

Teacher Guidelines for Helping Students after a Hurricane

Psychological First Aid resources

Trinka and Sam Children’s Booklet A story developed to help young children and their families begin to talk about feelings and worries they may have after they have experienced a hurricane. The back of the booklet contains a parent guide that suggests ways that parents can use the story with their children 

 Childhood Traumatic Grief Educational Materials for Parents An overview of childhood traumatic grief, its general signs and symptoms, and some suggestions on what parents can do to help their child. Using this guide can be a first step for parents to help them understand their child’s experience of intense grief following a death of a loved one that the child experienced as being especially difficult or traumatic

Take Care of Your Mental and Emotional Health (PDF)

Tips on Talking to Your Children After a Disaster (PDF)

Creating a Healthy Home: A field guide for Clean-Up of Flooded Homes

The Vermont Community Foundation will be providing grants to help Vermont Nonprofit organizations affected by Tropical Storm Irene. Online applications are available on our website:

 Organizations may apply for up to $5,000 to support repair and recovery for damage sustained from the storm or to cover increased demand for services being provided to those affected by the storm. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis and grant decisions are made within two weeks of the submission date.

Other Irene-related grant opportunities for Vermont nonprofits:



Marlboro College:

We’re here to help! For questions email Jen Peterson or call 802-388-3355 x288.

Press Release from Vermont Department of Labor: Availability of Disaster Unemployment Assistance

AHS Update: Burlington District, 09/19/2011

AHS Field Services Monthly Update

AHS Flood Recovery Update 9/28/2011

Flood Disaster Update 10/14/2011

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