Disaster Mental Health Assistance in Public Health Emergencies: Evidence-Informed Practices for Public Health Workers

James Halpern, PhD, Director, Institute for Disaster Mental Health, SUNY New Paltz Karla Vermeulen, PhD, Deputy Director, Institute for Disaster Mental Health, SUNY New Paltz

September 27, 2012

At the conclusion of the presentation, the participants will be able to:

  1. Define and summarize extreme versus typical mental health reactions in a disaster;
  2. Describe how reactions and needs may differ in vulnerable populations;
  3. Identify early intervention techniques and leadership strategies to foster resiliency;
  4. Identify components of self-care (risk factors, stressors, coping mechanisms, and stress reduction strategies).

Participant Information
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1. Work location?
2. Job position/role?
3. Type of organization/work setting?
4. Race/ethnicity?
5. Gender?
6. What format did you use?
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7. I was satisfied with the course overall.
8. This course enhanced my knowledge of the subject matter.
9. The course was relevant to what I might be expected to do to (prevent, prepare for, or respond to) an emergency.
10. The program content supported the objective(s).
11. This course provided content that is relevant to my daily job.
12. I would recommend this course to others.
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13. What was the most useful or important thing you learned during this program?
14. What suggestions do you have for improving the program?
15. Please offer other topics of interest you would like to learn more about in future Center for Public Health Preparedness educational activities.
Point of View
16. This program is fair, balanced, and free of commercial bias.
Continuing Education Credits

The post-test for this event is no longer available.