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2012. Behavioral Emotional CognitivePhysiological Spiritual Remember that the reactions that you see within each of these categories are normal and temporary.

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1 2012

2 Behavioral Emotional CognitivePhysiological Spiritual Remember that the reactions that you see within each of these categories are normal and temporary in the aftermath of a disaster.

3  Office of Disaster Readiness  Coordination of mental health resources in disaster  Partnership with Missouri VOAD and faith-based partners  Training and educational resources  Show-Me Response

4  Psychological First Aid  Evidence-informed strategies to assist children, adolescents, families, parents/caregivers and adults in the immediate aftermath of disaster and terrorism.  Designed to reduce the initial stress caused by traumatic events and to foster short and long term adaptive functioning as they recover from the disaster’s effects.

5  Curriculums:  Disaster Mental Health and Psychological First Aid Courses: Six- hour courses; no charge: Health, Mental Health, First Responders, Volunteers Chaplains and Faith-Based Organizations Schools

6 Online Psychological First Aid Course available through National Child Traumatic Stress Network 

7  Missouri Department of Mental Health Disaster Services: then click on Disaster Services.  SAMHSA Disaster Readiness and Response Site  SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center  CDC Mass Trauma webpage

8 Jenny Wiley Coordinator Disaster Services Missouri Department of Mental Health P.O. Box 687 Jefferson City, MO Phone: Please also follow us on “Disaster Services – Missouri Dept. of Mental Health”


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