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Training Highlights: Hurricane and Disaster Recovery Trainings

As recovery efforts are underway in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, the NCCPHT is highlighting these Hurricane and Disaster Recovery Trainings in this special edition of Training Highlights. If your center has any trainings related to the topics above that would benefit professionals or the public in areas that have been affected by hurricanes, please complete this form.

Emergency Public Health Training Set

From: Region VIII LPS: Division of Public Health, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine, University of Utah

This collection of on-demand online training modules includes: Building Psychological Resilience in the Public Health Workforce, Emergency Public Health: An Overview, Interagency Coordination in Public Health, Introduction to Risk Communication, Public Health Functions in Shelter Management: Infection Control Practices, Risk Communication: Working with the Media, Working in a Joint Information Center, Writing an Incident Action Plan.

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Hurricane Sandy Roundtable: A Conversation Among Local Public Health Leaders

From: Region II: Region 2 Public Health Training Center

Tune into this recorded panel discussion, “Hurricane Sandy Roundtable: A Conversation Among Local Public Health Leaders”. The session brought together local public health leaders who responded to Hurricane Sandy and represent New York State’s most affected areas—health commissioners and emergency preparedness coordinators from departments of health in New York City and Suffolk, Nassau, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester counties. Local health department panelists will highlight their experiences and challenges prior to, during and after Hurricane Sandy. This is a unique opportunity for public health and emergency preparedness workers to study, learn from, and incorporate lessons learned to increase readiness for future hurricane and other catastrophic disaster events of this magnitude.

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From: Region VII: Midwestern Public Health Training Center (University of Iowa)

Effect of Disasters on Mental Health: Awareness Level

This self-paced course is intended for anyone who will come into professional contact with disaster victims, including DMAT, hospital workers, EMTs, primary care providers and public health workers.

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Effect of Disasters on Mental Health: Technical Level

This course is intended for anyone who will come into professional contact with disaster victims, including DMAT, hospital workers, EMTs, primary care providers and public health workers. In addition to providing general knowledge, this course emphasizes two practical skills: administering psychological first aid to disaster victims in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, and screening disaster victims for common mental health disorders in the months that follow.

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Effect of Disasters on Mental Health for Children and Adolescents

In addition to providing general knowledge of how disaster trauma effects this particular population, this course emphasizes practical skills: administering psychological first aid to children and adolescents in the immediate aftermath of a disaster, screening them for mental health disorders in the months that follow, and involving parents and other caregivers throughout the process.

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