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This webinar is part one of a two-part series. The first webinar will discuss a mental health response to both natural and human-created disasters. The differences for each type of disaster will be discussed with a focus on natural disasters. Case studies from different natural disasters will be discussed. It will also discuss the relationship between the mental health and public health sectors and how these two groups work together during a natural disaster.

Learning Objectives
By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the phases of a disaster mental health response during a natural disaster.
  • Define the factors that lead to resilience during a natural disaster.
  • Assess the behavioral health needs of a community after a natural disaster.
  • Explain the relationship between the mental health and public health sectors during a mental health disaster response during a natural disaster.