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Institute for Disaster Mental Health

New York DMH Responder Newsletters

IDMH is proud to work with our partners at the New York State Department of Health and Office of Mental Health to provide content for the New York DMH Responder, a quarterly newsletter that is emailed to thousands of healthcare workers, mental health helpers, and emergency responders statewide. These newsletters are meant to keep personnel up to date about current research, interventions, and trainings that can help them prevent and respond to disasters in our communities. We hope you'll find them informative as well.

 

Summer 2014

  • Children and Media: The Hidden Stressor
  • Federal Preparedness Goals for Assisting Children
  • Research Brief: Lack of Physical Activity Adds to Children's Post-Disaster Issues

Spring 2014

  • 11th Annual IDMH Conference Presentation Summaries
  • Research Brief: How Does Your Website Rate?
  • Survey Invitation: Share Your Views on Warnings

Winter 2014

  • Technology Round-up
  • 11th Annual IDMH Training & Conference
  • Research Brief: Family Communications during Deployment

 Fall 2013

  • Maintaining Responder Resilience through Extreme Disasters: Self-Care beyond Lip Service
  • Lessons from Disaster Response Veterans
  • Project Hope – A Long-term Mental Health Response to Sandy
  • Research Corner: The Importance of Psychological Preparedness

Summer 2013

  • Crisis Counseling after the Sandy Hook School Shooting
  • Disaster Mental Health (DMH) Collaborative Planning
  • The SAFE Act and You: DMH Helpers' Reporting Responsibilities
  • Resources for Helpers after a Mass Shooting

Spring 2013

  • From Radiological Incidents to Nuclear Calamities: Social, Behavioral, and Risk Communication Issues in Radiation Emergencies
  • New York State's Response toRadiological Catastrophes
  • Understanding Post-Blast Human Behavior: Disaster Mental Health Overview
  • Radiation Preparedness Resources

Winter 2013: Hurricane Sandy special issue

  • Loss and recovery at South Beath Psychiatric Center
  • American Red Cross Response to Sandy
  • Disaster's Toll on Healthcare Workers

Fall 2012

  • Mass Casualty Incident overview
  • Talking to Survivors After Traumatic Loss
  • Small plane crash case study
  • Research: Dual Process Model of Coping with Bereavement

Spring 2012

  • Leadership in crisis
  • Special populations: People with disabilities
  • Research: People with disabilities in Katrina
  • IDMH conference report

Winter 2012

  • Mental health response to public health emergencies
  • Special populations: Children and families
  • Research: Impact of responding to health emergencies on helpers

Fall 2011

  • PFA in the field post Hurricane Irene
  • ARC and UHS response to Irene
  • Special populations: People with serious mental illness
  • Research: Posttraumatic growth survey

Summer 2011

  • 9-11 Healing and Remembrance Program
  • Special populations: Older adults
  • Research: Costs and benefits of helping

Spring 2011

  • Preparing for 9/11 anniversary reactions
  • Lessons learned from disaster since 9/11
  • Research: 9/11 and young children
  • ICS overview