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Disaster Mental Health Recovery & Response Workshop

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100 Festival Park Avenue

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Jacksonville, FL 32202

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The Disaster Response and Recovery Mental Health training program will provide community members active in disasters the skills needed to address mental health needs and issues following disasters. The first portion of the training will include Mental Health First Aid training, which is a course developed by the National Council for Behavioral Health. The goal of this course is to provide attendees with an understanding of mental health, and how to support those with mental health challenges. More information about this training can be found at www.mentalhealthfirstaid.org. Mental Health First Aid training will be done by certified trainers within communities and will include a Mental Health First Aid Manual and handbook for each participant. Topics that will be discussed include, but not limited to, what is mental health, impact of mental health, depression and anxiety disorders, reactions to traumatic events, and substance abuse.

The second portion of training will focus on understanding needs of families and community members during a disaster, and how to best support individuals in the context of a disaster. This training will be conducted by faculty members in the Department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences from the University of Florida. This portion of the training will include handouts. Overall, the training will cover 1.5-days. Topics that will be discussed include, but not limited to impact of disasters on mental health, tools and best management practices for disaster preparedness and recovery.

Instructors will include Dr. Angie Lindsey and Dr. Heidi Radunovich, faculty members in the department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences at the University of Florida. Dr. Lindsey’s expertise is in disaster preparedness and recovery and Dr. Radunovich is a licensed psychologist working with mental health needs and gaps following disasters. Dr. Emily Johnson is also a faculty member in the department of Family, Youth and Community Sciences and is certified to teach Mental Health First Aid.

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