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
This guide was developed to assist institutions of higher education in creating and updating emergency plans that are responsive to active shooter situations, as well as natural disasters. This resource was jointly developed by the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, Education, and Health and Human Services so that campus communities can align their emergency planning practices with those at the national, state, and local levels.
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.
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.