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Disaster Trauma: Federal Resources that Help Communities on Their Road to Recovery

  • Stephanie S. Felder (a1), Jamie Seligman (a1), Cicely K. Burrows-McElwain (a1), Maryann E. Robinson (a1) and Erik Hierholzer (a1)...

Abstract

During the past several years, the US federal government has increased its role in preparing for and responding to natural and manmade disasters. The support and services that federal agencies provide to communities to address the psychological impact of trauma on citizens of all ages are valuable assets before and after a disaster. We used trauma theory to analyze disaster behavior health, assess the needs of at-risk populations, and identify the resources that the Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, offers to the nation to assist communities in the psychological recovery process. (Disaster Med Public Health Preparedness. 2014;0:1–5)

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Address correspondence and reprint requests to Stephanie Felder, Substance Abuse Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Rockville, MD 20852 (e-mail: stephanie.felder@samhsa.hhs.gov).

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Disaster Trauma: Federal Resources that Help Communities on Their Road to Recovery

  • Stephanie S. Felder (a1), Jamie Seligman (a1), Cicely K. Burrows-McElwain (a1), Maryann E. Robinson (a1) and Erik Hierholzer (a1)...

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