HDI offers resources to help when an emergency arises.


 The Humanitarian Disaster Institute offers these helpful disaster spiritual and emotional care resources. All titles are offered in PDF.


Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Events (for Russian version) 

Disaster Spiritual & Emotional Care Tip Sheets

Assessing Survivors' Mental Health (for Japanese version)

Recognizing Common Disaster Survivor Stress Reactions

Listening and Attending Skills (for Japanese version)

Connecting with Survivors (for Japanese version) 

How to Minister to Disaster Survivors (for Japanese version)

How to Refer Disaster Survivors for Mental Health Care

How to Provide Psychological First Aid 

Recognizing and Preventing Burnout in Yourself (for Japanese version)

Principles of Crisis Intervention (for Japanese version)

Helping Volunteers Talk about Stress

How NOT to Provide Volunteer and Survivor Care

Strategies for Self-Care (for Japanese version)

Disaster Spiritual Care Points of Consensus


Caring for International Relief and Development Workers

Public Health Planning Guide for Faith Communities

Spiritual First Aid: Disaster Chaplain Guide


A Qualitative Study of Peace and Reconciliation in Kakuma Camp 

Cost of Trauma in Sub-Saharan Africa Report

Tools for Researchers

Annotated Review of Religion and Disaster Mental Health Research

Annotated Review of Disaster Spiritual and Emotional Care Books

Congregational Public Health Preparedness Survey

Technology Tools

Technology Tools for Enhancing Faith-Based Resilience to Disasters

White Papers

 Measuring Safety Culture in Missions and Relief & Development

Disaster Leadership Workshop

Disaster Leadership Workshop 2013

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