After an incident, you may encounter individuals who have difficulty communicating effectively without a device or some sort of assistance. The following documents should help provide guidance for working with this population.
- ARC Programs throughout the State (pdf, 14.2 KB)
- Communication Considerations for People with Disabilities (pdf, 20.1 KB)
- Pet Assistance (pdf, 108 KB)
- Pet Internet Resources (pdf, 87.3 KB)
- Special Needs Considerations (pdf, 161 KB)
COVA provides a number of useful documents on how to deal with trauma for different groups of people. COVA is committed to fairness and healing for crime victims, their families and communities through leadership, education, and advocacy.
||Providing victim assistance effectively during a crisis can be difficult. Get in depth information on these issues by visiting the reports and publications web page.||When responding to a crisis, there are certain documents that you might consider bringing with you. You can download these from the forms and checklists web page.|
- The Colorado Organization of Victim Assistance (COVA) is a good resource for communities and advocates. COVA also provides a useful crime victim services directory. COVA can be reached at 303-861-1160.
- FEMA maintains the National Incident Management System (NIMS). NIMS provides training and information on emergency preparedness.
- Google has a crisis response page. It provides a number of tools for responders including a crisis map which requires no GIS expertise to use.
- The Office for Victims of Crime also provides a whole range of tools to assist communities in responding to an incident.