Now: Deployment Supports for Disaster Behavioral Health Responders
goal of this 30-minute podcast is to prepare disaster behavioral health (DBH)
responders and their family members for deployment by reviewing pre- and
post-deployment guidelines and ways to prepare for the stress of deployment and
reintegration into their regular work and family lives.
podcast aims to accomplish the following:
Increase awareness of the unique issues DBH
responders face, especially with numerous or long-term assignments.
Provide pre-deployment guidelines to assist DBH
responders and their family members as they prepare for deployment.
Provide post-deployment guidelines and practices
that enable reintegration with family members and routine employment.
featured speaker is April Naturale, Ph.D., of the SAMHSA Disaster Technical
Assistance Center (DTAC). Dr. Naturale is a traumatic stress specialist with 25
years of experience in health/mental health administration. She directed New
York's disaster mental health response following the terrorist attacks of 9/11.
Dr. Naturale also spent several years in the Gulf Coast after large-scale
hurricanes devastated the area.
DTAC encourages participation by behavioral health, public health, and other
professionals involved in emergency management and disaster response.
you have questions or need additional information, please contact Lori McGee at
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your thoughts on this podcast or suggestions for future podcasts/webinars.
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