Updated on 6/24/2010 10:42:04 AM.
Dr. Ron Salomon of the Vanderbilt Psychiatry Department discusses warning signs related to emotional distress which may occur in adults and children impacted by the 2010 Nashville Flood. Listen here.
The VKC held a community forum Wednesday, May 26, to help individuals with disabilities and their families cope with the aftermath of the recent floods. Family members shared their experience of coping with the loss of their home during a natural disaster, and a panel of health care professionals presented resources and tips for coping with stress.
Click here to see the video of the forum. Please also see links below to Printable Materials and Resources for information shared with attendees.
For information for Tennessee flood victims with disabilities and their families, please contact Tennessee Disability Pathfinder. Tennessee Disability Pathfinder is a free information referral service for people with disabilities and their families.
Keep an eye on the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center website and its page on Facebook for more updates.
If your family was affected by the flood, please share your story on Facebook. Your stories can help the Vanderbilt Kennedy Center help prepare individuals with disabilities and their families for future emergencies.
We are so fortunate to have Juli Gallup from the Disability Law and Advocacy Center as our disability representative in the state level Emergency Operations Center. She has had extensive experience in recovery from her work at Katrina Today.
If you need to contact her, she can be reached through DLAC at 615-298-1080.
AutismCares helps families affected by autism to cover costs associated with critical living expenses such as: housing, utilities, car repair, daycare, funeral expenses, and other essential items on a case-by-case basis. The program relies on donations to assist these families who are in need.
If you need assistance, contact:
Kathy L. Streng
Director, Regionally Supported Walks, Southeast
TRIAD has posted flood relief information in their newsletter.
This article by the Tennessean includes information on:
This article posted on MyVUMC includes some nice, practical tips for people recovering from a flood. It includes information on:
The president has declared a major disaster for Tennessee, which makes federal funding available to affected individuals in in Cheatham, Davidson, Hickman and Williamson counties.
Jan Rosemergy can answer your media-related questions or help connect you to one of our science or disability professionals.
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