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Dealing with Devastating  and Traumatic Events

Devastating events such as Hurricane Katrina can affect people, directly or indirectly. Penn’s Employee Assistance Program can help. For information on dealing with crises and traumatic incidents  call 1-888-321-4433 or see ‘Dealing with Traumatic Events and Emergencies,’ at www.hr.upenn.edu/emergency/ for a number of resources, such as Tips for Recovering from Natural Disasters, Coping with Crisis on a Personal Level, How Managers Can Help Staff Cope with a Critical Incident, How Your Body Reacts to Stress, Recovering from Grief, Family Readiness Kit: Preparing to Handle Disasters, Common Reactions to Traumatic Incidents, Understanding Discrimination During Times of Crisis and Uncertainty, Dealing with the Deployment of a Family Member, and more.

Some Campus Resources to Call

The following offices are available to serve as campus resources and have already begun to assist those impacted by the hurricane and its aftermath:

CAPS—Counseling and Psychological Services*
(for students)

(215) 898-7021

Department of Housing and Conference Services

(215) 898-3547

Division of Public Safety, Special Services Unit*

(215) 898-6600

Penn’s Employee Assistance Program*
(for faculty and staff)

(888) 321-4433

Office of the Chaplain

(215) 898-8456

Office of College Houses and Academic Services

(215) 898-5551

Student Health Service*

(215) 662-2850

Penn Women's Center

(215) 898-8611

* Office available by phone during weekend.

 

 



 
  Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 5, September 27, 2005

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Tuesday,
September 27, 2005
Volume 52 Number 5
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