Marshall Fire Resources

The resources below are meant to support those in the greater Boulder/Louisville/Superior communities in the aftermath of the Marshall and Middle Fork fires. Below you will find links related to responding to help youth and families as well as donation and fundraising opportunities for those impacted. 

Tips for Navigating Scary Events and Supporting Youth

These resources, created by CRWS, offers guidance for adults who surround youth to support them in conversation and in structuring their environment when scary things happen in the world. Click the resource below to learn more about talking with children and teens.  Each resource is available in English and Spanish below. 

Resources in English and Spanish

 
  • Talking to Youth When Scary Things Happen (English, Spanish)
  • Creating Supportive Environments When Scary Things Happen (English, Spanish)  
  • Helping Your Family During Scary, Hard and Uncertain Times (English, Spanish)
  • Well-Being Practices: Gentle Reminders in Times of Stress (English, Spanish)
Boulder Valley School District Excellence and Equity

Supporting Caregivers, BVSD drop-in group

Resources in Response to the Wildfires in Colorado

In response to the recent wildfires in Colorado, the National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed resources to help children, families, and communities navigate what they are seeing and hearing, acknowledge their feelings, and find ways to cope together. Resources include:

Psychological First Aid and Skills for Psychological Recovery 

The NCTSN also has resources for responders on Psychological First Aid (PFA; En Español). PFA is an early intervention to support children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by these types of events. The PFA Wallet Card (En Español) provides a quick reminder of the core actions. PFA Handouts include:

For community and mental health providers who plan to continue working with affected communities long-term, review Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR; En Español) and take the SPR Online course

Resources to Support Firefighters:

The Center for Firefighter Behavioral Health has resources for firefighters, providers supporting them, and their friends and family, including the Helping Heroes web-based training. 

Disaster Helpline

SAMHSA has a Disaster Distress Helpline – call or text 1-800-985-5990 (for Spanish, press “2”) to be connected to a trained counselor 24/7/365.

Additional Resources:

For those that are needing technical assistance or additional resources, please don’t hesitate to contact Dr. Melissa Brymer from the NCTSN at mbrymer@mednet.ucla.edu or your local NCTSN CRWS Center, Dr. Monica Fitzgerald,  at monica.fitzgerald@colorado.edu

 

 

Natural Disasters: Helping Kids During Crisis

This resource from the American School Counselor Association contains resources for educators and caregivers to support youth in the aftermath of a natural disaster.

Other Resources

 

Resources from the University of Colorado, Boulder

Below are two links to resources from CU for faculty, students and community members.

 

 

Donation & Housing Information