This fact sheet helps disaster response workers better understand historical trauma in the American Indian culture and how it may affect disaster preparedness and response efforts. It also offers strategies for providing disaster response assistance with cultural sensitivity.
This fact sheet offers information for disaster response workers to build cultural awareness for supporting American Indians before, during, and after a traumatic event. It discusses cultural values, types of traumatic events, traditional teachings, and talking circles.
Use this resource guide to help individuals and communities cope with disaster. Topics covered include emergency preparedness, training, disaster response, stress management, and suicide prevention.
This guide enhances cultural competence when serving American Indian and Alaska Native communities. It covers regional differences, cultural customs, spirituality, communication styles, the role of veterans and older adults, and health disparities.
This report recaps a meeting on issues related to interactions between consumers living with mental illness and representatives of the disaster response community. It offers recommendations to improve these relationships to promote recovery from mental health issues.
This manual gives background information, guiding principles, recommendations, and resources for developing culturally competent disaster mental health services. It includes suggestions for working with refugees and guidelines for using interpreters.
This guide offers resources for those working with children in the wake of disaster. It discusses theories of child development as applied to a youth experiencing the fear, anxiety, and trauma of disaster. The guide also offers practical suggestions, case studies, and a resource guide.
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