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The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) has helped develop resources and participated in every disaster recovery operation for the last four years to assist with issues related to disaster behavioral health (DBH), provider self-care, suicide prevention, and compassion fatigue. Download the resource here.

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While information for the medical aspects of disaster surge is increasingly available, there is little guidance for health care facilities on how to manage the psychological aspects of large-scale disasters that might involve a surge of psychological casualties. In addition, no models are available to guide the development of training curricula to address these needs. This article describes 2 conceptual frameworks to guide hospitals and clinics in managing such consequences.  Read the full article here. 

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The wellbeing and emotional resilience of health care workers are key components of maintaining essential health care services during the COVID-19 virus (coronavirus) outbreak. Therefore, it will be crucial to anticipate the stresses associated with this work and put in place supports for health care workers. Monitoring and assessment of mental health and wellbeing of health care personnel will be important, along with efforts to ensure their successful reintegration with work colleagues, should they themselves become infected. Both institutional supports and self-care strategies are important. Visit the U.S. Veterans Affairs site here for more information from the National Center for PTSD.

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