|Volume 11, Issue 1|
This issue highlights disaster preparedness and recovery efforts in two areas of the country—Colorado, as part of recovery after the 2012 theater shooting in Aurora, and New York, in preparing to support people returning from Africa who may have been exposed to Ebola during the recent outbreak. The articles describe work done as part of each effort; challenges encountered; and lessons applicable to preparedness, response, and recovery for many types of disasters.
Aurora Strong: A Colorado Community's Experience With the SAMHSA Emergency Response Grant
In this article, authors describe the work done under a SAMHSA Emergency Response Grant (SERG) to support Colorado communities in recovery after the 2012 Aurora theater shooting. They identify other tragedies in Colorado around the time of the shooting, recount the work they did under the SERG, and explain how a medical model of trauma helped Coloradans cope more effectively with their responses to recent disasters.
Planning for a Disaster Mental Health Response to Ebola in New York State
This article covers behavioral health consequences of isolation and quarantine and provides details of a toolkit New York State put together to prepare counselors to respond effectively to the recent Ebola outbreak.
This tip sheet offers information on coping with grief after an incident of community violence. It introduces some of the signs of grief and anger, provides useful information about how to cope with grief, and offers tips to help children deal with grief.
This 45-minute webinar shares information about emotional reactions to mass casualty events; addresses what Medical Reserve Corps team members, United States Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officers, and other responders may encounter in the field during a crisis event; and familiarizes participants with related disaster behavioral health resources available from SAMHSA.
Taking Care of Your Behavioral Health During an Infectious Disease Outbreak: Tips for Social Distancing, Quarantine, and Isolation
This tip sheet explains social distancing, quarantine, and isolation in the event of an infectious disease outbreak, such as Ebola. It discusses feelings and thoughts that may arise and suggests ways to cope and support oneself during such an experience.
Disasters can disrupt individual, family, and community routines, leading to stress and an increase in all types of violent crime. This webcast shares recent research on post-disaster violence against women.
About The Dialogue
The Dialogue, a quarterly technical assistance journal, is an arena for professionals in the disaster behavioral health field to share information, resources, trends, solutions to problems, and accomplishments. Read previous issues of The Dialogue.
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