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This presentation explains that the Federal Government defines individuals with special needs as those with functional needs in an emergency, including needs related to communication, transportation, supervision, medical care, and maintaining independence. The presentation helps professionals comply with laws prohibiting discrimination against people with functional needs and highlights strategies to help address functional needs in emergencies.
Psychological First Aid (PFA) Online is an interactive course in which the participant learns about PFA by taking on the role of a provider after a disaster. The course includes expert tips, videos, and activities in support of learning. The course is available free of charge; however, to complete a course, you must create a National Child Traumatic Stress Network Learning Center account.View Resource
This tip sheet provides an overview of Psychological First Aid (PFA), an approach to assisting disaster survivors in meeting their needs. It presents key principles of PFA and then lists do’s and don’ts in keeping with the approach to help survivors to reconnect with important people in their lives, activate their resilience, and move toward greater adjustment and well-being after a disaster.View Resource
This tip sheet provides guidance for managers in supporting members of their team who return from disaster deployment, as well as other members of their team who are adjusting to the return of the responder. It suggests ways to build support into the work environment, help address issues common among responders returning to work, and identify and follow up with staff members who may need additional support.View Resource