NEW -- REMS TA Recovery Support Web Page

  • The REMS TA Center created a NEW Web page intended to be used by K-12 schools, school districts, state education agencies, and regional education agencies in the aftermath of an emergency to support their recovery efforts. This page contains a repository of resources that education agencies may use and share to provide support to schools with the different phases and types of recovery.

NEW -- Planning for your Education Agency's Recovery From an Emergency Incident (REMSTA) 

  • Although most recovery activities are implemented during and after an incident, the more ready an entity is to implement them before the emergency occurs, the more effective and faster the recovery will be. A Recovery Annex is created in advance and outlines how the school, school district, and/or institution of higher education (IHE) will work with its community partners to recover from an emergency. An effective Recovery Annex includes realistic actions and related expectations for returning to typical educational functions.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Colorado 211 Service

  • Provides assistance in helping to find services to help people in need of support following a crisis or emergency

Colorado Department of Public Safety/DHSEM

Colorado Department of Human Services

  • Colorado Crisis Services

    • Colorado opened its first statewide mental health hotline in the summer of 2014, the Colorado Crisis Services. The service is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and provides crisis counseling and resource referral from trained professionals and peer specialists for Coloradans experiencing a mental health crisis or with a loved one in crisis. The toll-free number is 844-493-TALK (8255).


  • Coping with Disaster

    • Information provided by Ready.gov to help understand reactions to a disaster and special tips for helping children after a disaster.


  • Developing a Recovery Annex
    • The REMS TA center provides these downloadable specialized training packages which feature self-paced emergency management training materials to support high-quality emergency management across a range of special topics. School emergency managers may use these materials to train their colleagues or to brush up on their own knowledge regarding special topics in school emergency management. Each package includes training instructions, a Powerpoint presentation, and supplemental resources. Tabletop exercises are also included with some packages.

Disaster Assistance.gov

  • Apply for federal resources to help recover and rebuild.

Emergency Management Institute.

  • The Emergency Management Institute was created to support the Department of Homeland Security and FEMA's goals by improving the competencies of the U.S. officials in Emergency Management at all levels of government to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the potential effects of all types of disasters and emergencies on the American people.

  • Contains access to several online and distance learning courses.

  • IS-2900.A: National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) Overview

    • This course provides individuals supporting disaster recovery efforts with a foundation in National Disaster Recovery Framework (NDRF) key concepts, core principles and roles and responsibilities of NDRF leadership (including those of individuals and households to governmental entities at the local, State, tribal, and Federal levels, and between public, private and nonprofit sectors).

Mental Health Technology Transfer Center Network

  • After a School Tragedy. Readiness, Response, Recovery & Resources.

    • This resource is designed to help schools better support students and families in the aftermath of violence and trauma. It provides strategies to assist schools with readiness, response, and recovery to help a school community support resilience in the event of a tragedy. It offers places to turn for more resources and discusses terminology and concepts related to suicide and grief. Finally, it highlights the importance of providing culturally responsive services, with example cultural considerations for schools to help Hispanic/Latino students struggling with grief and trauma.

US Department of Education

  • US Department of Education - SER grant

    • This program funds short-term and long-term education-related services for local educational agencies (LEAs) and institutions of higher education (IHEs) to help them recover from a violent or traumatic event in which the learning environment has been disrupted.

U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

  • Campus Resilience Program

    • The CR Program Exercise Starter Kits are a set of tools and resources for institutions of higher education (IHE) to self-conduct a tabletop exercise (TTX). The kits reinforce an IHE's specific emergency plans, protocols, and procedures, while also testing and strengthening an institution's preparedness, response, and recovery capabilities. The CR Program Exercise Starter Kits are currently available in three scenarios: Cyber Breach, Hurricanes, and Active Shooter. Download a one page guide here.



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