|Volume 10, Issue 1|
This year, we complement last year's newsletter theme of "Preparedness" by highlighting "Response." In this issue, we focus on community resilience in the aftermath of disaster. We hope that the experiences shared by these well-informed authors can help with your own response and resilience efforts.
Special Feature: The Public and Mental Health Response to the Boston Marathon Bombing
by Richard H. Beinecke, Professor and Chair, Suffolk University Institute of Public Service, and Emily Beinecke, Boston Marathon bombing survivor and graduate student, Tufts University
Discover the extraordinarily organized response to the Boston Marathon bombings and the roles played by the lead agency (the Boston Public Health Commission Office of Public Health Preparedness); Federal, state, and local agencies; and disaster behavioral health services.
Traumatic Reminders: Overcoming What You Can't Erase From Experience
by Melissa Riley, Ph.D.
Learn about traumatic reminders, or "triggers," as well as several real-life examples witnessed while responding to four federally declared disasters in Tennessee.
Impact of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill on Louisiana
by Anthony H. Speier, Ph.D. (Retired), Danita LeBlanc, Cassandra Wilson, and Garcia Bodley, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Behavioral Health
Learn about the authors' outreach and crisis counseling response work, and the unique challenges faced by the communities affected by the oil spill.
New Webinar! Post-Disaster Retraumatization: Risk and Protective Factors
Learn about the concepts and signs of retraumatization and associated risk and protective factors, as well as promising treatment strategies and tips for avoiding retraumatization.
New Webinar! Post-Disaster Retraumatization: The Behavioral Health Response to Mass Violence
Learn about the psychological responses to mass violence, and strategies and interventions to provide immediate support and mitigate long-term negative mental health consequences.
New Webinar! Understanding Compassion Fatigue and Compassion Satisfaction: Tips for Disaster Responders
Learn about the positive and negative effects of helping disaster survivors.
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