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Mental Health Interventions in Disasters (NC DRN, Module 4)

Length: 30 minutes
Description:This presentation by Tab Ballis, LCSW, LCAS, is part of the North Carolina Disaster Response Network Training series and provides mental health professionals with a template for the central issues relevant to planning and execution of disaster interventions.
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This training was developed with the support of the UNC Preparedness and Emergency Response Learning Center (UNC PERLC), a funded project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Cooperative Agreement 1U90TP000415).

Learning Objectives

Training Personnel

Author and Narrator:

Tab Ballis, LCSW, LCAS


Sally Cameron and Cathy Womack for the NC Disaster Response Network

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.)

Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals Tier 1
4A5. Addresses the diversity of individuals and populations when implementing policies, programs, and services that affect the health of a community (4: Cultural Competency Skills)
Public Health Preparedness Capabilities
Capability 2, Function 2: Coordinate community public health, medical, and mental/behavioral health system recovery operations
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
1.2. Manage behaviors associated with emotional responses in self and others.


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