This podcast can help disaster behavioral health professionals learn about the positive and negative effects of helping disaster survivors.
In this episode, we hear from Thomas R. Thomson, the Access Specialist and Disaster Coordinator for the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. He discusses how an agency can prepare itself for a disaster, increase employee resilience, and serve the community in a time of need.
Offered through the website Coursera, this 7-hour course introduces students to the RAPID model of Psychological First Aid (Reflective Listening, Assessment of Needs, Prioritization, Intervention, and Disposition).
This pamphlet provides a brief explanation of Psychological First Aid for first responders and disaster responders. It highlights do’s and don’ts for working with disaster-affected individuals and communities and supporting survivors who are experiencing strong emotions.
The wallet card provides stress reduction tips and techniques as well as lists sources for additional assistance.