Terrorism and Survivor Resources
Center for Strategic and International Studies: CSIS is "think-tank" dedicated to providing world leaders with strategic insights on—and policy solutions to—current and emerging global issues. Their site includes extensive analysis of a variety of world problems, as well as links to online documents
Disaster Handouts and Links: From David Baldwin's award winning Trauma Information website. This page includes links to online handouts and factsheets which deal with traumatic stress in a variety of disaster situations, as well as connecting to disaster tracking websites and organizations -- covering the range of natural and man-made disasters, including terrorism. Disaster mental health guides, emergency services and more.
Federation of American Scientists Intelligence Resource Program - Terrorism: A selection of news reports, political activity, terrorism intelligence and background data, as well as links to preparedness information.
Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT) : The Oklahoma City National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism is dedicated to preventing and reducing terrorism and mitigating its effects. They feel they have a special obligation to first responders - police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and all of the others who are first on the scene in the aftermath of terrorist activity.
NATO and the Scourge of Terrorism: NATO's official page dealing with the world terrorism campaign, including an overview of NATO's commitments and statements on the issue, a history of NATO activities since 9/11 and links of interest.
South Asia Terrorism Portal: The South Asia Terrorism Portal is a project conceived, executed and maintained by the Institute for Conflict Management, an autonomous, non-governmental, non-profit society set up in 1997, based in New Delhi, India. Extensive information on terrorism in South Asia (by country) is provided, as well as a list of projects, academic connections and links to sites/information of interest.
United Nations Action Against Terrorism: The official UN web site listing all UN activities, reports, treaties, statements, conventions and declarations involving the elimination of international terrorism.
Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Consular Affairs Emergency Information: If you are seeking information on Canadian citizens anywhere in the world, you can contact this office for information on their safety. A contact form will be found on their website, or you can call: 1-800-267-2788 from inside Canada or the US; Canadian citizens outside of Canada can call collect at: (613) 996-8885, or e-mail: email@example.com
A listing of Canadian Embassies and offices in the abroad is also available
Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada: Links lead to information on corrections, national security, policing and policy information and other sites of interest. The latest news and briefs are posted here.
S.O.S. Attentats: A support and advocacy organization which seeks to provide legal, social and counselling assistance to victims and survivors of terrorism, and to support the fight against terrorism worldwide.
Institute of Terrorism Research and Response (ITRR): is an American and Israeli nonprofit corporation created to help organizations succeed and prosper in a world threatened by terrorism. ITRR's Israeli and American experts provide counter-terrorism training, seminars, and security specialization in dealing with threats such as Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), suicide bombers, and other forms of international terror striking both the public and private sector.
International Policy Institute for Counter Terrorism: ICT is a research institute and think tank dedicated to developing innovative public policy solutions to international terrorism. It's site covers a wide variety of terrorism and counter-terrorism topics; included are news features, information on treaties and legislation around the world, online articles and documents, as well as an online discussion forum.
Information and Tips on Terrorism and Psychological Trauma
Trauma Recovery Tips: US Victim Assistance Coalition
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Antiterrorism and Emergency Assistance Program - Responding to Victims of Terrorism and Mass Violence Crimes: An OVC project, the AEAP provides assistance to communities reeling from terrorist attacks and other cases of mass violence. The AEAP offers five categories of assistance to respond to terrorism and mass violence: crisis response, consequence management, criminal justice support, crime victim compensation, and training and technical assistance. Assistance in each category targets a specific phase in the aftermath of a crisis and is designed to meet the immediate and extended needs of victims and the community.
Center for Disease Control Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response: An extensive site on public health and disease threats and responses, mostly written in layman's language.
Center for Mental Health Services: CMHS works with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in overseeing national efforts to provide emergency mental health services to survivors of Presidentially declared disasters.
Department of Homeland Security: The Department of Homeland Security is coordinating national strategy to strengthen protections against terrorist threats or attacks in the United States. Their site lists the latest news, announcements, legislation and tips on terrorism, including links to a number of US government sites dealing with this topic or related issues.
Department of State Homepage: Including information for US citizens abroad. Of special interest is their Counterterrorism Office: This Office coordinates all U.S. Government efforts to improve counterterrorism cooperation with foreign governments and works to coordinate responses to major international terrorist incidents that are in progress. This site includes online documents, research information, news and events, as well as information for travelers.
Families of September 11: Families of September 11, Inc. (FOS11) is a non-profit organization founded in October 2001 by families of those who died in the September 11 terrorist attacks. Membership is open to anyone affected by the events of September 11, be they family members, survivors, responders, or others as well as those who support our mission. The group has two goals: 1) To support families and children by offering updated information on issues of interest, access to resources, relevant articles, and advocacy to raise awareness about the effects of terrorism and public trauma. 2) To champion domestic and international policies that respond to the threat of terrorism including support for the 9/11 Commission Recommendations, and to reach out to victims of terror worldwide.
Federal Emergency Management Agency: FEMA works to provide emergency and disaster relief. Their web site offers disaster news and emergency management information.
Oklahoma City Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT) : The Oklahoma City National Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism is dedicated to preventing and reducing terrorism and mitigating its effects. They feel they have a special obligation to first responders - police officers, firefighters, emergency medical technicians and all of the others who are first on the scene in the aftermath of terrorist activity.
National Academies Reports on Terrorism and Security: Their Terrorism and Security Collection, consisting of 26 recent publications from the National Academies about the science and policy issues surrounding terrorism and security.
National Center for Victims of Crime: An assistance, information and referral hotline is available at: 1-800-FYI-CALL. Their site also contains a large number of links and articles useful to both the public and professionals.
National Education Association Crisis Communications Guide and Toolkit: A complete program for developing crisis plan for schools, including pre-crisis organization, actions to be taken during a crisis involving a schools, post-crisis activities and tools for educators.
National Organization for Victim Assistance: The leading victim assistance organization in North America, NOVA has crisis response teams in action and have posted a number of bulletins on their site dealing with psychological trauma and crisis reactions resulting from this attack, useful both to the public and professionals.
National Next of Kin Registry: NOKR, a free service provided by a non-profit agency, supported by many US government agencies, is the only organization globally that provides a free emergency contact resource of this kind, to both citizens and to emergency agencies. Many people think that if they are carrying a driver's license, identification card or credit cards, authorities will know who their emergency contact is. The fact is these forms of identity only indicate who you are not who should be contacted in the event of urgent need. To add to this problem, often times your current identification is not updated or readily available and it becomes very difficult and complex to locate next of kin. Who will speak for you or your family member when they can't? NOKR is the solution.
US State Department Crisis Awareness and Preparedness: Meant for US citizens traveling overseas, this page contains links to information, organizations and services to help tourists/travelers stay informed and prepared in the event of any disaster, natural or otherwise.
What To Do If You Receive An Anthrax Threat: The US Postal Service's recommended actions if you suspect a parcel.