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Disaster Mental Health Community Planning

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SKU: 9780367247263 - 88 Categories: , , , NDIS approved: Yes Author: Schmidt, Robert W. Publisher: Taylor & Francis ISBN: 9780367247263 Publish date: 9/04/2020

Product overview

Disaster Mental Health Community Planning is a step-by-step guide to developing mental health disaster plans, assisting communities to act on long-term resilience and recovery.
As disasters continue to increase in severity and number, with 16% of survivors identified as potential PTSD victims if they don’t promptly receive care, this book is a critical read. Chapters outline how to prepare, develop, and implement a trauma-informed collaborative process that prioritizes lasting emotional wellbeing along with survivors’ short-term needs. The manual demonstrates how to form this partnership through effective communication, assess those individuals at greatest risk of distress, and deliver trauma-specific treatment. Readers will appreciate the book’s practical, user-friendly approach, including case studies, checklists, and follow-up questions to better define goals. Cutting-edge treatment interventions are included along with basic information on trauma’s impact on the brain and the types and effects of human-caused and natural disasters to help readers make sound planning decisions.
Accessible to mental-health providers, community leaders, organizations, and individuals alike, Disaster Mental Health Community Planning is a Road Map for anyone interested in delivering a trauma-informed mental health supplement to their community’s medical disaster preparedness and response plan.