If you need advice about what to do after an emergency or disaster, or information about the help available after an emergency or disaster, visit the Disaster recovery page on sa.gov.au.
To find information about recovering from recent fires, the DHS fire and disaster recovery page is the best place to start.
The following resources may be helpful for carers and children in care following a natural disaster, including the bushfires being experienced over the summer of 2019/20:
- Bushfire response resource pack (Beyond Blue)
- Community trauma toolkit (Emerging Minds)
- Recovering from bushfires (Australian Psychological Society)
- Supporting a young person after a natural disaster (headspace)
- Coping with loss and change in a community after a bushfire (Lifeline)
- Bushfire resources for people with intellectual disability and/or autism (Wesley Mission)
- Birdie's Tree - natural disaster resources for young children (Queensland Government)
For further assistance, carers are encouraged to speak directly with their caseworkers at DCP or foster care agency if a natural disaster affects their family or the child in their care.