A traumatic event such as this is unexpected and often brings out strong emotions. People can call the Disaster Distress Helpline’s toll-free number (1-800-985-5990) and receive immediate counseling. This free, confidential, and multilingual crisis support service is also available via SMS (text TalkWithUs to 66746) to anyone experiencing psychological distress as a result of this event. People who call and text are connected to trained and caring professionals from crisis counseling centers in the network. The Helpline staff provides confidential counseling, referrals, and other needed support services.
Children and Trauma
The following links are from the National Child Traumatic Services Network (NCTSN) The NCTSN also has resources on Psychological First Aid (PFA). PFA is an early intervention to support children, adolescents, adults, and families impacted by these types of events. Many of these materials have been translated into numerous languages, including Spanish. An online training course for PFA is available on the NCTSN Learning Center.
For Children and Families Who Were Injured
Available from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress at the Uniformed Services University:
Center for Study of Traumatic Stress
Below is a series of articles from the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress, which is a part of the Department of Psychiatry, Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences.
Clark County Funeral Homes/Death Certificates for Victims
The State of Nevada's Office of Vital Records (OVR) will providing assistance to the Southern Nevada Health District upon their request. OVR is waiving the fee on the first five death certificates per victim. OVR will coordinate with the Southern Nevada Health District as only the first five death for either office will be waived.
In addition, OVR is implementing a check box in the EDRS to indicate if the decedent passed away due to the “MCI Event.” This box will be located on the “Decedent” tab next to “Date of Death.” Please check this box if the death was due to the MCI Event.