New and Updated Disaster Behavioral Health Series

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New and Updated Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series

Check out the updated and brand-new, disaster-related content series. From providing information regarding rural communities to faith-based communities, these new resource collections are designed to help specific audiences deal more effectively with behavioral health issues after disasters.


Updated:

Preparing Rural Communities for Disasters
This installment presents information about rural communities that should be considered in the development and implementation of behavioral health preparedness and response plans.

Helping Older Adults, Their Families, and Caregivers in Disasters
This installment contains materials designed to benefit older adults, their families and caregivers, mental health and health care providers, disaster responders, and community leaders.


New:

Understanding the Effects of Mass Violence in Disasters
This installment contains, in addition to information on mass violence, resources on specific types of disasters, including hurricanes, tornadoes, wildfires, droughts, and floods.

Providing Interventions Up to 14 Days Following a Disaster
This installment focuses on materials for those providing interventions during the acute phase—up to 14 days following a disaster.

Dealing With Substance Use Disorders and Disasters
This installment provides resources on the prevention and treatment of substance use disorders; these resources can be used to help plan for, respond to, and recover from disasters.

Helping Faith-Based Communities and Spiritual Leaders Develop Disaster Response Plans
This installment focuses on materials designed to help faith-based communities and spiritual leaders develop and implement behavioral health preparedness and response plans.

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