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Training Programs and Aids

Notifying Family Members After Unexpected Deaths

Healthcare providers receive little training on notifying family members of a loved one's unexpected death. The way this information is delivered can have a long-lasting impact on a family's health and well-being. CSTS has developed an interactive, mobile website to serve as a guide for healthcare providers who may find themselves in these situations.

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Curriculum Recommendations for Disaster Health Professionals: Disaster Behavioral Health

2nd Edition

This guidance document was created with the intent to 1) provide a framework upon which to build disaster behavioral health curricula and 2) compile and give access to up-to-date, credible resources to support such curricula. It is intended for use by those developing and delivering disaster behavioral health training as well as community leaders, policymakers, and others seeking to better understand the behavioral health impacts of disasters on individuals and communities.

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Caring for Those Who Work with the Dead: Adapting a Psychological First Aid Intervention to Your Setting 

Working with the dead, especially following mass-casualty events is one of the most stressful aspects of disaster work. In order to deal with this stress, an innovative early intervention was developed that uses the principles of Psychological First Aid.

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Personal Firearm Safety

The following educational materials were created by the Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress (CSTS) in partnership with the Yellow Ribbon Reintegration Program (YRRP) and the Defense Suicide Prevention Office (DSPO) to inform gun safety procedures in order to advance the safety of service members and their families.

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