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ERIC Number: ED459383
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Pages: 123
Abstractor: N/A
Training Manual for Mental Health and Human Service Workers in Major Disasters. Second Edition.
DeWolfe, Deborah J.
One of the changes experienced during the past decade has been the occurrence of human-caused disasters. With the rise in the number of such complex events, the Center for Mental Health Services has updated this training manual to assist mental health administrators and workers in developing the training components of crisis counseling. This manual introduces the trainer to the Crisis Counseling Program model, the scope and limits of the program, and elements required for effective service design and delivery. It presents essential information on how the disasters affect children and adults; the importance of tailoring the program to fit the community; descriptions of effective disaster mental health interventions; and strategies for preventing and managing worker stress. The manual contains the following sections: (1) "Background and Overview"; (2) "Responses to Disaster"; (3) "Disaster Reactions of Potential Risk Groups"; (4) "Stress Prevention and Management"; (5) "Setting up Disaster Mental Health Services Training"; (6) Comprehensive Training Course Outline"; and (7) "Additional Training Needs and Options." (Contains 56 references.) (JDM)
Center for Mental Health Services, National Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network, P.O. Box 42490, Washington, DC 20015. Tel: 800-789-2647 (Toll Free); Tel: 301-443-9006 (TTY); Fax: 301-984-8796; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Counselors
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Federal Emergency Management Agency, Washington, DC.; Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD. Center for Mental Health Services.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Edited by Diana Nordboe. For the Field Manual, see CG 031 421.