Youth and Families

DCC Resources

  • Building Resilience with Hunter and Eve
  • Building Resilience with Hunter and Eve is a thoughtful, animated series featuring a young fox (Hunter) and owl (Eve) who together learn how to be resilient and cope with challenges. Each episode of this series focuses on one important skill (for example staying safe, keeping calm, solving problems) and provides clear steps toward achieving the skill.

    Child and youth worksheets are available for each episode in the series. The worksheets include activities that reinforce the steps presented in each video. Discussion starters are also provided, which provide questions for children and youth to think and talk about before and after watching each episode. Discussion starters can be used with individual children or with groups.

    Click HERE for more information.

  • Helping Youth Cope with Media Coverage of a Disaster: A Fact Sheet for Parents
  • This fact sheet provides an overview of how media coverage of a disaster may affect youth and suggests strategies that parents can use to address these effects.

    Download the disaster media fact sheet for parents HERE in English and HERE in Spanish.

    View the disaster media video for parents HERE.

  • Disaster and Resilience Resources Sheets for Young Children and Families
  • These Resource Sheets provides suggests books, games, and other resources that can help young children better understand stand disasters and develop relationships and skills to be more resilient.

    Download the disaster resource sheet HERE and the resilience resource sheet HERE.

  • Protecting Your Family Pet During a Disaster: A Fact Sheet for Families with Pets
  • Pets provide family members with warmth, love, and friendship. Pets are often considered important members of a family. This fact sheet provides some steps for making sure your family pet is safe in a disaster.

    Download the protecting your family pet fact sheet HERE.

  • Helping Your Child Cope with Media Coverage of Community Racial Trauma
  • Media coverage of community racial trauma and civil unrest can cause children to experience fear, worry, sadness, confusion, and anger. This video provides strategies for parents to help reduce distress your child may be experiencing resulting from media coverage of community racial trauma and civil unrest.

    View the community racial trauma media video for parents HERE.

  • Picturing Resilience Intervention (PRI)
  • The Picturing Resilience Intervention (PRI) is a group intervention designed to promote resilience and coping skills among youth following a disaster, community crisis, or other challenges resulting from the usual stresses of daily life.

    Click HERE for more information.

  • The Resilience and Coping Intervention (RCI)
  • RCI is a group discussion exercise that allows children, families, and adults to share their thoughts and feelings about a disaster as well as create a plan in order to effectively cope with the disaster.

    Click HERE for more information.

Other Resources

  • Disaster Distress Helpline
  • The Disaster Distress Helpline (DDH) is a national hotline dedicated to providing disaster crisis counseling.

    Call 1-800-985-5990. It's Free. It's Confidential.

    Text TalkWithUs to 66746

  • U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • SAMHSA offers a wide range of disaster resources including tips for parents on talking with children about disasters and how parents can help children cope with disasters. Click HERE.

  • has activities and resources that families can use to get prepared for a disaster.