Prepare, Respond, Recover

The Dialogue

The Dialogue is a quarterly newsletter for disaster behavioral health coordinators, local service providers, federal agencies, and nongovernmental organizations.

Special Double Issue: Marking Katrina's 10-Year Anniversary Volume 11, Issues 3-4 (2015) (PDF | 5.5 MB)

  • Katrina: The Aftermath and Recovery (Special Infographic Insert)
  • Special Feature: Gulf Coast Disaster Behavioral Health Coordinators Look Back 
    Contributed by:
    • Chance Freeman, former Texas Disaster Behavioral Health Coordinator, Texas Department of State Health Services
    • Acquanetta Knight, Director of Planning and Resource Development at the Alabama Department of Mental Health
    • Kris Jones, Director, Bureau of Quality Management, Operations, and Standards, Mississippi Department of Mental Health
    • Cassandra Wilson, Director, Emergency Preparedness Operations, Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals, Office of Behavioral Health
  • Part of the Fabric of Recovering Communities: The Katrina Assistance Project (By Anne Mathews-Younes, Ed.D., D.Min., Director, Division of Prevention, Traumatic Stress, and Special Programs, SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services)
  • All Hands: SAMHSA's Response to Hurricane Katrina (By Brenda Mannix, Project Director, SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center, and former SAMHSA Incident Commander during Hurricane Katrina)
  • Turning Rebuilding Into Reengineering: New Orleans School Systems After Katrina (By CAPT Jon Perez, Ph.D., SAMHSA Regional Administrator for Health and Human Services Region IX)
  • Hurricane Katrina: Recovery and Resilience Among Children (By Joy D. Osofsky, Ph.D., and Paul J. Ramsay Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center)
  • Katrina's First Responders: An Interview with Danny Adams, Assistant Fire Chief, Ret./Disaster Behavioral Health First Responder Lead, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
  • Native American Communities Affected by Hurricanes Katrina and Rita (By Beth Boyd, University of South Dakota)

Volume 11, Issue 2 (2015) (PDF | 3 MB)

  • Post-Disaster Resilience and Recovery in the Gulf of Mexico: Integrating Communities in the Design and Delivery of Resilience Trainings (by Betsy Eagin, M.P.H., Public Health Specialist, National Clearinghouse for Worker Safety and Health Training; and Joseph Hughes, M.P.H., Director, NIEHS Worker Training Program)
  • Special Commentary: Coming to Terms With Climate Change: The Multiple Benefits of Psychological Preparedness and Taking Action (by Joseph Reser, Ph.D., Research Fellow, Behavioural Basis of Health Research Centre; Adjunct Professor, School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia)
  • Cultural Competency in Disaster Behavioral Health Preparedness and Response (by Randal Beaton, Ph.D., Research Professor Emeritus, University of Washington, Schools of Public Health and Nursing)

Volume 11, Issue 1 (2015) (PDF | 2.8 MB)

  • Aurora Strong: A Colorado Community’s Experience With the SAMHSA Emergency Response Grant (by Melissa Tucker, M.A., and Matthew McGuire, M.A., SERG Outreach Crisis Counselors, Aurora Mental Health Center; and Colin Martin, M.A., SERG and Federal Emergency Management Agency Crisis Counseling Assistance and Training Program Coordinator, Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment)
  • Planning for a Disaster Mental Health Response to Ebola in New York State (by Steven N. Moskowitz, LMSW, Director, Bureau of Emergency Preparedness and Response, New York State Office of Mental Health)

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Last Updated: 09/04/2015