- Sep 01 2022
- 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Disaster-Related Trauma: Preparedness, Response, Recovery and Resilience
Climate change contributes to the increase and severity of weather-related disasters as we continue to contend with severe snow and ice storms, heat waves, droughts, fires, floods, hurricanes, and tornadoes, devastating several states and territories across the nation. Concurrently, we are still facing the pandemic and other human made disasters forcing us to deal with the loss of loved ones, livelihoods, homes, neighborhoods and billions of dollars of damage and economic costs. In response, many disaster survivors and responders experience trauma or worsening of preexisting mental health conditions.
Our panel of experts will share best practices on how to prepare for, respond to, cope with, and manage this trauma. Panelists will discuss common reactions and responses to extraordinary situations, as well as how to promote and facilitate trauma awareness, educate communities on available resources, build resiliency, and advocate for inclusive preparedness for the whole community.