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Introduction to Mental Health Preparedness

Length: 3 hours and 50 minutes
Description:This training is designed to help professionals and volunteers understand the psychosocial consequences of disasters and what behaviors can assist disaster survivors immediately following a disaster.

This training has accompanying materials which are an integral part of the training content. All materials will be provided as you progress through the training.
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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


UNC Center for Public Health Preparedness


Professional voice talent, TakeOne Productions, Inc.


Rachel A. Wilfert, MD, MPH, CPH

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 3: Engage with community organizations to foster public health, medical, and mental/behavioral health social networks
Public Health Preparedness & Response Core Competencies
1.2. Manage behaviors associated with emotional responses in self and others.


North Carolina AHEC Digital Library, Mental Health Preparedness Special Collection. Retrieved from: http://nciph.sph.unc.edu/twspackages/mental_health_prep/resources.html.