This web page describes the importance of cultural awareness when providing services for children, families, and communities that have experienced trauma. It provides an introduction to the topic and links to several resources related to trauma and culture
Participants of this webcast will learn about promising practices in disaster behavioral health planning, and speakers will share successful examples that have been implemented in the field. The Introduction to Promising Practices in Disaster Behavioral Health Planning (Date Recorded: July 10, 2013) (55 minutes) full webcast and abbreviated updated video defines promising practices in DBH planning and provides examples of successful implementation of promising practices in the field.
This podcast can help disaster behavioral health professionals learn about the positive and negative effects of helping disaster survivors.
This Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA) Disaster Technical Assistance (DTAC) video provides tips for Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program (CCP) staff on self-care and boundaries between survivors and CCP staff. It is meant to help staff understand the personal impact of working with disaster survivors. It also covers the importance of practicing self-care and demonstrates a breathing exercise that may help staff reduce stress.
This 75-minute webinar focuses on cultural sensitivity and race and how both affect research on posttraumatic stress disorder in children. These issues are explored in relation to research on Hurricane Katrina and African Americans.