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Caring for Responders and Survivors During and After Disasters

Posted by on September 20th, 2017 Posted in: Emergency Preparedness, General

Here are several resources and Apps that address the affect on staff, responders and survivors involved in a disaster and how to help them.

Tips for Retaining and Caring for Staff after a Disaster  This document was produced by the HHS Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) and the Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE).

SAMHSA’s Behavorial Health Disaster Response Mobile APP  The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (SAMHSA) Disaster App makes it easy to provide quality support to survivors. Users can navigate pre-deployment preparation, on-the-ground assistance, post-deployment resources, and more—at the touch of a button from the home screen.

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline: Phone: 1-800-985-5990; Text: “TalkWithUs” to 66746

Coping with Disasters Health Topics page, from NLM’s MedlinePlus, trusted health information for you.


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