Integration of mental and behavioral health services following disasters to support resilience
Learning Areas:Environmental health sciences
Public health or related research
Social and behavioral sciences
Describe preparation for and response to immediate and longer tem mental and behavioral health needs following disasters. Identify differential needs of children of different ages and their families including developmental issues for children in preparation for and following disasters. Discuss effective community and school based resilience building programs for children, adolescents, and families.
Keyword(s): Mental Health Services, Disasters
Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a clinical and developmental psychologist at LSU Health Sciences Center. Following Hurricane Katrina, I was asked by the Louisiana State Office of Behavioral Health to serve as Clinical Director for Child and Adolescent Initiatives for Louisiana Spirit. I provide leadership related to disaster response and recovery following the Gulf Oil Spill and am Co-Director of the Mental and Behavioral Health Capacity Project in Louisiana for the Gulf Region Health Outreach Program.
Any relevant financial relationships? No
I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.