The impact of violence, abuse, neglect, disaster, war, and other harmful experiences continues long after the traumatci event has ended. Exposure to trauma is a pervasive issue that has significantly impacted the health and well-being of millions of Americans and nearly everyone seeking services in the public health and social services systems. Understanding how trauma affects the emotional, behavioral, cognitive, social, and physical functioning of the people we care for can improve our services.
After participating in this webinar participants will:
Be able to identify three of the four domains where behavioral health distress symptoms may appear as a result of a disaster experience
Be able to identify the federally funded disaster behavioral health response programs available to states in the aftermath of a federally declared disaster
Be able to report where to go on the internet for at least two disaster behavioral health resources and specifically a free training on Psychological First Aid, the evidence-informed disaster response model of intervention
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