This tip sheet explores stress and compassion fatigue, as well as signs of distress after a disaster. It identifies ways to cope and enhance resilience, along with resources for more information and support.
Outreach workers often work with older adults after disasters. This guide will help prepare staff for encounters with this population by describing common disaster reactions and providing tips and resources.
After a disaster, survivors may feel angry about the ways in which the disaster has changed their lives. This tip sheet helps survivors to understand that anger can be a common response to a traumatic event. The tip sheet also includes anger management techniques and where to turn to for help.
TIP 61 provides behavioral health professionals with practical guidance about Native American history, historical trauma, and critical cultural perspectives in their work with American Indian and Alaska Native clients. The TIP discusses the demographics, social challenges, and behavioral health concerns of Native Americans. It highlights the importance of providers’ cultural awareness, cultural competence, and culture-specific knowledge. The TIP also helps administrators, program managers, and clinical supervisors foster a culturally responsive environment for American Indian and Alaska Native clients. Specific topic areas include workforce development strategies, program and professional development considerations, and culturally responsive policies and procedures.
This Executive Summary of TIP 61 presents a high-level overview of approaches and best practices in providing effective, culturally sensitive behavioral health services to American Indian and Alaska Native clients.
This literature review for TIP 61 provides a review of the literature, links to selected abstracts as well as annotated bibliographic entries for resources that had no abstracts available, and a general bibliography.
This fact sheet offers tips to help disaster response workers transition back to routine work. It provides information on managing stress, and how to overcome other difficulties, such as fatigue and a lack of control over emotions.
This fact sheet offers tips supervisors can use to help ease the transition and manage stress for disaster response workers returning to work. It helps people recognize and reduce potential difficulties in the workplace, and enhances positive consequences for all staff.
This fact sheet offers tips and strategies families can use to help disaster response workers return home and adjust to daily life. It describes things to keep in mind while adjusting to the return of a loved one, signs of stress, and when to seek help.
This fact sheet provides tips to help disaster response workers prevent and manage stress while on assignment. It includes strategies to help responders prepare for their assignments, take stress-reducing precautions, and manage stress in the recovery phase.
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