The SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC) will be presenting a webinar entitled Introduction to Disaster Behavioral Health on July 14th at 2:00 EDT.
The goals of this webinar are to educate participants about the mental health, substance abuse, and stress management needs of people who have been exposed to human-caused, natural, or technological disasters. This 60-minute webinar will help build awareness about preparedness and response efforts in this area by providing:
- An overview of core disaster behavioral health concepts
- Guidance on basic actions that disaster response personnel can incorporate in their interactions with disaster survivors without the need for extensive training
- Guidance on recognizing severe reactions to disasters and need for a referral for a behavioral health assessment.
To register, visit this link on the SAMHSA website.
After you complete your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with all of the information and instructions needed to access the webinar on July 14, 2011, at 2 p.m. eastern time.