This Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series (DBHIS) installment focuses on the behavioral health effects of responding to a disaster. It provides resources on self-care for disaster responders, as well as specific disaster behavioral health interventions that responders can use to help survivors recover from a disaster. The annotated bibliography includes links to specific tip sheets, guides, and other resources that can be used in the field, and the helpful links page provides a list of organizations and agencies with more information.
Resources are organized as follows:
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Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event
A Guide for Parents, Teachers and Care-Givers.
Immediate Disaster Response: Hurricane Sandy-Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series (DBHIS)
This installment of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Behavioral Health Information Series (DBHIS) focuses on first responders and, currently, Hurricane Sandy.