Disaster Behavioral Health (Washoe County Health District)

Fee:None
Length: 30 minutes
Description:This module defines disaster behavioral health as it relates to public health preparedness. Topics addressed include: the role of disaster behavioral health providers, signs and symptoms of stress, self-care, and planning for behavioral health in disaster preparedness.
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Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Author:

Meredith Davis, MPH

Narrator:

Rachel Wilfert, MD, MPH

NCIPH Reviewer:

Kasey Decosimo, MPH

Subject Matter Expert Reviewers:

Kate Abell, MHA, Disaster Preparedness and Response Coordinator, North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services

Susan Sullivan, RN-BC, MS, Public Health Nurse Consultant, Training/Exercise Facilitator, Public Health Preparedness and Response Branch Central Regional Office, North Carolina Division of Public Health

The author(s) and reviewer(s) of this training have no personal financial relationships with commercial interests relevant to this presentation to disclose. Author, narrator, reviewer affiliations listed were current at the time of training development.

Competencies and Capability Functions Addressed

This training addresses selected applied epidemiology, core public health, and public health preparedness and response competencies and public health preparedness capability functions. (Please note: The competencies included on this site are just a few of the public health competencies which have been established. Training participants may find alignment between this training and other competency sets not included on this site.)

Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
Capability 1, Function 2: Build community partnerships to support health preparedness
Capability 2, Function 1: Identify and monitor public health, medical, and mental/behavioral health system recovery needs
Capability 14, Function 1: Identify responder safety and health risks
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
1.2. Manage behaviors associated with emotional responses in self and others.

References

Mack A., Naturale A, Drennen C, Barone B. "Introduction to Disaster Behavioral Health Webinar" July 14, 2011 (Webinar) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration http://www.samhsa.gov/dtac/webinars/Intro_To_DBH--Slides.pdf Accessed May 7, 2012.

North Carolina Institute of Public Health. Self-care for disaster responders. https://nciph.sph.unc.edu/tws/HEP_DRN6/certificate.php. Accessed February 24, 2013.

U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Disaster mental health for states: Key principles, issues and questions. http://www.bt.cdc.gov/mentalhealth/states.asp. Accessed May 7, 2012

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response. Disaster behavioral health. http://www.phe.gov/Preparedness/planning/abc/Pages/disaster-behavioral.aspx. Updated January 2012. Accessed April 24, 2012.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. A guide to managing stress in crisis response professionals. http://store.samhsa.gov/product/A-Guide-to-Managing-Stress-in-Crisis-Response-Professions/SMA05-4113 . Accessed May 8, 2012.

U.S Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Leading Change: A Plan for SAMHSA's Role and Actions 2011-2014. October 2010. http://www.samhsa.gov/about/sidocs/SAMHSA_SI_paper.pdf Accessed May 8, 2012.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Psychological first aid for first responders: tips for emergency and disaster response workers. http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/NMH05-0210/NMH05-0210.pdf. Published January 2005. Accessed May 8, 2012.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Tips for managing and preventing stress: a guide for emergency response and public safety workers. http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content/SMA11-DISASTER/SMA11-DISASTER-18.pdf. Updated April 2007. Accessed May 11, 2012.

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