Mental Health Interventions in Disasters (NC DRN, Module 4)
|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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- Distinguish between facts and myths of disaster mental health work
- Understand fundamental guidelines of disaster response
- Gain awareness of "Psychological First Aid"
- Know the basic parameters of risk evaluation
- Have an appreciation for sensitivity to vulnerable populations and special needs
|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.|
See links on the North Carolina Psychological Association web site: