Prepare, Respond, Recover

The Dialogue

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

The Role of Memorials: Volume 12, Issue 2 — 2016 (PDF | 1.7 MB)

  • United Flight 93: A Field of Honor Forever (Contributed by MaryJane Hartman, Acting Chief, Interpretation and Education, at Flight 93 National memorial, National Park Service)
  • Oklahoma City: Run To Remember (Contributed by Marie Wreath, Oklahoma Resident and Marathon Runner)
  • Virginia Tech: The Courage To Move Forward (Contributed by Kelly Lyn McCann, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations at Virginia Tech and Megan Armbruster Franklin, Ph.D., Associate Director of Athletics at Drake University)
  • Catherine’s Heart: Helping Communities Grow in Compassion (Contributed by Jenny Hubbard, President of the Catherine Violet Hubbard Foundation)

Lessons Learned From the Ebola Response: Volume 12, Issue 1 — 2015 (PDF | 2 MB)

  • Special Feature: Ebola in Africa: Q&A With a U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps Officer (Contributed by CDR Jamie Seligman, LMSW-C, BCD, Program Project Officer in SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services)
  • A Public Health Approach to Resilience (Contributed by CAPT Jeff Coady, Psy.D., ABPP, SAMHSA Regional Administrator (Region 5); CDR Erich Kleinschmidt, M.S.W., LICSW, Program Management Officer, SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment; and CDR Indira Harris, M.S.W., LCSW, Public Health Advisor, SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services)
  • Firsthand Experience: U.S. Disaster Behavioral Health Response to Ebola (Contributed by Scott Black, LMSW, Owner, Transicare, Inc.)

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: 05/10/2016