This page contains fact sheets and other resources to support the health and well-being of communities impacted by COVID-19 adapted from Centre for the study of Traumatic Stress.

No permission is needed to use or adapt these fact sheets for you or your organization. These fact sheets are in the public domain and you may use it freely as it is helpful to you.

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Resources for Healthcare Workers

Stress Management in Mortuary and Death Care Operations during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Supporting Families of Healthcare Workers Exposed to COVID-19

Notifying Families after a COVID-19 Death

Fight COVID-19 with Better Sleep Health: A Guide for Hospital Workers

Supporting Patients During Quarantine or Isolation

Helping Patients Concerned about Coronavirus: A Guide for Psychiatrists

How Clinicians and Other Healthcare Personnel Can Help Concerned Patients

Supporting Military Families

How Healthcare Personnel Can Take Care of Themselves

Resources for Families

Family Readiness: Preparing Your Family for Uncertain Events During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Disasters

When a Loved One Dies from COVID-19

Managing Family Conflict While Home During COVID-19: Intimate Partners

Tips for Coping when Quarantined with COVID-19 Family Members

When Family Members are Hospitalized due to COVID-19

Finding the Right Words to Talk with Children and Teens

Discussing Coronavirus with Your Children

Supporting Homebound Children

Taking Care of Your Family

Resources for Leaders

Stress Management for Leaders and Supervisors of Mortuary and Death Care Operations during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Prolonged Operations in Personal Protective Equipment During COVID-19: Recommendations for Workers and Managers

Grief Leadership during COVID-19

Sustaining Patient Well-Being During Quarantine or Confinement

Health Risk and Crisis Communication to Enhance Community Wellness

Critical Elements for Business Planning

Mental Health and Behavioral Guidelines in Preparedness and Response


Make Sleep A Priority

Talking with Children about Coronavirus

Be Calm, Be Clear Be With

Physical Distancing Socially Connecting (6 Feet)

Physical Distancing Socially Connecting (Using Technology)

Educators: Tell us about the Impact of COVID-19 on You

CSTS welcomes hearing from teachers about the challenges and strengths of  home teaching and teleteaching during this time of the pandemic. Teachers and education are a part of our sustaining of our communities and hearing their needs can help us plan for the future. Emails can be sent to Please see this invitation letter for more details.

Training Programs

Caring for Those Who Work with the Dead: Adapting a Psychological First Aid Intervention to Your Setting Additional Resources

Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR)

Behavioral Health Resources for COVID-19

Rapid Peer-Based Management of Acute Stress Reactions (iCOVER MED)

Stress Mitigation Checklist for Leaders

Sleep Checklist for Healthcare Workers and First Responders

Sleep Checklist for Leaders

Defense Health Agency

DoD COVID-19 Practice Management Guide: Clinical Management of COVID-19 

DHA Coronavirus Resources

Consortium for Health and Military Performance (CHAMP)

HOPE* for Those on the COVID-19 Frontline – Resources

Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

About Human Coronaviruses

Summary and Information for Coronavirus

Mental Health and Coping

Reducing Stigma

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Supporting Your Family During Quarantine or Isolation

World Health Organization (WHO)

Novel Coronavirus Advice for the public

Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV)

Addressing Stigma Associated with COVID-19

Department of Veteran Affairs (VA)/National Center for PTSD 

COVID-19: Resources for Managing Stress

Webinar: Treating PTSD Patients in the Context of the Pandemic

National Child Tramautic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Parent/Caregiver Guide to Helping Famillies Cope with the Coronavirus Disease

Journal Articles, Chapters & Media

Chapter – Textbook of Disaster Psychiatry, “Pandemics: Health Care Emergencies”

Workforce Sustainment During COVID-19

Annals for Hospitalists Inpatient Notes – Preparing for Battle: How Hospitalists Can Manage the Stress of COVID-19

Psychological Health Aspects of COVID-19

Public responses to the novel 2019 coronavirus (2019‐nCoV) in Japan: Mental health consequences and target population

Coronavirus and Mental Health:  Taking Care of Ourselves During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Psychological Aspects of Quarantine

Mitigate the effects of home confinement on children during the COVID-19 outbreak

The psychological impact of quarantine and how to reduce it: rapid review of the evidence

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