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Tag: Disasters and Traumatic Events



  • Making Your Community More Resilient In the Face of Disasters

    Sep 30, 2014
    By: Yancy Padilla, Graduate Intern, Division for At-Risk, Behavioral Health & Community Resilience, HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response

    When disaster or tragedy strikes, individuals and communities are stressed, they need help fast, and recovery may take a long time. The community’s behavioral health resources – which may have already been strained – are going to be in greater demand than ever and there are often challenges coordinating services.

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    Tagged Disasters and Traumatic Events | Communities


  • Psychological First Aid Kit

    Aug 6, 2014
    By: Christina Koch, Intern, U.S. Department of Education

    There are many different reactions that people can have after an emergency. Sometimes these reactions can lead to distress that can get in the way of proper coping. If needed, PFA can help people cope with their reactions and recover.

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    Tagged Trauma | Schools | Disasters and Traumatic Events