New Strategies for Reducing Responder Risk: From Pre-Deployment Screening to Post-Deployment Support

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Course Description

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People who serve in emergency services and disaster response are at a heightened risk for traumatic stress. Public health and emergency response agencies must have systems in place to protect and support the mental health needs of their staff.  This presentation will provide an overview of Red Cross strategies for reducing responder risk that span the continuum of pre-deployment to post-deployment.  Strategies include:  pre-deployment screening and mental health messaging; utilization of client mental health surveillance tools to monitor worker exposure; identification of worker risk factors and use of triage and psychological first aid techniques; post-deployment support, screening and mental health messaging. Program content was originally presented at the Institute for Disaster Mental Health Annual Conference at SUNY New Paltz on April 20, 2012.

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Target Audience

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Learning Objectives

Having completed this course, the learner will be able to:

  1. Understand various touch points across the disaster continuum for mitigating responder stress

  2. Identify pre-deployment screening questions and mental health messaging

  3. Utilize PsySTART mental health surveillance data to monitor worker exposure

  4. Provide triage and psychological first aid support to at risk workers

 

Council of Linkages Core Competencies for Public Health Professionals (COL)/COL Tier(s)

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Format

Online/ Self-study

 

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Duration

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Course Publication Date

May 23, 2012

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