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Santa Fe High School Shooting Disaster Response and Recovery Resources

In response to the tragic shootings at the Santa Fe High School in Texas, the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress has created resource page with information and educational fact sheets. These resources provide disaster mental health information to assist families, responders, community leaders, and healthcare providers in response and recovery efforts. The resource page can found HERE

USU National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health: Disaster Health Core Curriculum Available Online

The Uniformed Services University National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health is proud to announce a free, eight-hour, online Disaster Health Core Curriculum for All Health Professionals intended for a wide range of health care professionals.

The course consists of eleven, 30-minute to one-hour online training lessons covering a variety of disaster health topics such as personal or family preparedness, communication, ethical and legal issues encountered in disasters, and much more. This curriculum is free and designed to be taken in pieces or as a whole to be flexible for our busy healthcare professional learner. The foundation of this curriculum is the Core Competencies for Disaster Medicine and Public Health.

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Disaster Psychiatry Updates: Terrorist Mass Killing, Climate Change, and Ebola

Drs. Morganstein, West, and Ursano joined national faculty, Dr. Fred Stoddard and Dr. Joseph Napoli, to present the course, "Disaster Psychiatry Updates: Terrorist Mass Killing, Climate Change, and Ebola", at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association in New York City. The slides from the presentation can be found HERE

USU National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health Disaster Dialogues: Perspectives from the Field

In the most recent Disaster Dialogues: Perspectives from the Field, Dr. Tom Kirsch, Director of the National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, interviews Dr. Brian Flynn, Associate Director of CSTS and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at USU, about his current role and his disaster mental health experiences throughout his career. Please click here for this two part series. 

Assisting Bereaved U.S. Military Service Children and Spouses

April is the Month of the Military Child, which serves as an opportunity to honor the sacrifices military children make on behalf of our nation. Sadly, military duty-related deaths are included in those sacrifices. Of the 15,938 U.S. military service members who died in the decade following 9/11, 85% died suddenly and violently. Such losses place military children and widowed spouses at higher risk for poorer bereavement outcomes, especially given that surviving family members are often young and separated from extended family. Please click HERE to read full post

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