Public Health Practices: Enhancing Emergency Preparedness & Response
Public Health Practices
Enhancing Emergency Preparedness & Response
ASTHO - The Association of State and Territorial Health Officials

Behavioral Health

Strategies to promote mental health and resilience against stress and trauma, both for the individual and her community, during or following a disaster.

The parenting tips included in this document reflect the current national standards for psychological first aid training. The document presents a nicely organized matrix useful for identifying...

The Preparedness and Resiliency materials from the American Red Cross address the mental well-being of adults and children following a disaster. The document on coping strategies for children is not...

Light Our Way provides spiritual health tools to assist disaster relief workers while they are performing and recovering from their response efforts. The document is noteworthy, because it uses...

The Minnesota Department of Health adapted the National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder's Psychological First Aid (PFA) course into a brief training for emergency responders. Minnesota...

Updated August 2010 The Field Guide is a compendium of mental health tools that describes the range of behavioral health responses to disaster and offers suggestions on how to interact with and...

The manual provides specific guidance on behavioral health preparedness for a spectrum of extreme events. Although the information is not specific to pandemic preparedness, the guidebook includes...

The guidebook offers a matrix to provide guidance for medical communications and coordination of public information efforts for mental health needs during an emergency. The mental health talking...