After a disaster, people feel lost, confused, hurt, and simple want thing to return to normal. Is that the best thing? How can you successfully recover from a disaster? There are many methods to help reduce stress and to manage a successful recovery. In addition to recovery programs, disaster response organizations offer support and guidance. The Red Cross is one of the world’s largest and most recognizable disaster relief organizations. Each nation hosts their own national Red Cross society. The Red Cross, or Red Crescent in some places, is in 189 countries worldwide.The American Red Cross is located in Washington D.C. All of the countries’ organizations are part of a united organization called the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Here is a great video with Dr. Rob Gordon of the New Zealand Red Cross that gives some great social and psychological tips for recovering from a disaster.