Rocky Mountain Region Disaster Mental Health Newsletter

ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH NEWSLETTER


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Learning From The Past and Planning For The Future

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE:


Disaster Mental Health programs are being developed at the national, state, and local levels. Extensive networking is being conducted with professional associations to inform their membership about Disaster Mental Health and opportunities for involvement. This newsletter is intended for Disaster Mental Health and other Mental Health professionals. It will provide both research and clinical articles in an attempt to keep all informed on the latest information and the current state of Disaster Mental Health. It will also provide information about training and educational activities as well as opportunities for involvement. Networking is an important activity which will be strongly encouraged. Input and relevant articles of interest will be solicited and encouraged. The newsletter will be published online and made available for downloading and printing.
SUBMISSION GUIDELINES:

Topics of interest to this Newsletter include local, regional and national emphases on: Disaster Mental Health; CISM/CISD; Training and Educational Opportunities; PTSD and other Trauma related problems. Article submissions can be formal or informal. References and Resources are always appreciated. If submitting a formal article, follow APA Publication Guidelines. Informal articles, personal experiences, and commentaries are also encouraged. When submitting, please use html format or rich text format (RTF). Send as an attachment to email. Word format is also OK. If you use tables or diagrams, please be sure they are spaced properly. If you can put them into html format prior to sending, this will save time. You can send articles on a disk if you use html format. If you do not use tables or diagrams, you may also submit an article by sending a hard copy. Please email for any questions you may have.

For email submissions, please send to:
RockyMountain@mail2emergency.com

For disk or hard copy submissions, send to:

Rocky Mountain Region
Disaster Mental Health
Newsletter
P.O. Box 786
Laramie, WY 82073-0786
Pager: (307) 745-1372

EDITOR: George W. Doherty

This Newsletter is owned and produced by Rocky Mountain Disaster Mental Health Institute Publications.
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Volume 1
Numbers 1-3
April 1999





CONTENTS:

HELPING CHILDREN UNDERSTAND CRISIS AND TRAUMA

STRESS IN DISASTER WORKERS

CLINICAL REACTIONS OF DISASTER AND CRITICAL INCIDENT VICTIMS AND RESPONDERS: CHILDREN AND ADULTS





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Volume 2
Numbers 1-26





CONTENTS:

June 30, 2000
ROLE OF THE MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONAL IN DISASTERS

July 14, 2000
AGE RELATED REACTIONS OF CHILDREN TO DISASTERS

July 21, 2000
PROVIDING HELP FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FOLLOWING DISASTERS - Part I

July 28, 2000
PROVIDING HELP FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FOLLOWING DISASTERS - Part II

August 4, 2000
PROVIDING HELP FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES FOLLOWING DISASTERS - Part III

August 11, 2000
OTHER SPECIAL RISK GROUPS IN DISASTERS

August 18, 2000
SOME EXAMPLES OF DISASTER RELATED EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS

August 25, 2000
TEENAGERS AND CRISES - IN DISASTERS

September 1, 2000
LEADERSHIP

September 8, 2000
RESULTING BEHAVIORS IN ADULT CHILDREN OF DIVORCE

September 15, 2000
RESILIENCE AND VULNERABILITY IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS - Part I

September 22, 2000
RESILIENCE AND VULNERABILITY IN EMERGENCY SITUATIONS - Part II

September 29, 2000
DISASTER RESPONSE: THE ADAPTATION PROCESS

October 6, 2000
TRANSITIONAL ACTION IN DISASTERS

October 13, 2000
INCIDENT DEBRIEFING - Part I

October 20, 2000
INCIDENT DEBRIEFING - Part II

October 27, 2000
DISASTER RECOVERY COUNSELING

November 3, 2000
TYPES OF MENTAL HEALTH PROBLEMS FOLLOWING DISASTERS

November 10, 2000
SURVIVOR GUILT

November 17, 2000
BASIC CONCEPTS IN UNDERSTANDING DISASTER BEHAVIOR

December 1, 2000
HOW TO IDENTIFY CHILDREN AT RISK FOR LONG-TERM PROBLEMS
RESULTING FROM DISASTERS

December 10, 2000
DISASTER ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN

December 15, 2000
PROBLEMS AND ISSUES OF DIVERSITY IN THE UNITED STATES:
A REVIEW OF NAYLOR





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Volume 3
Numbers 1-22





CONTENTS:

January 19, 2001
CRISIS RESPONSE SYSTEMS

January 26, 2001
SOME FACTS ABOUT DEPRESSION

February 2, 2001
ASSERTIVENESS

February 9, 2001
STRESS AND YOUR CHILD

February 16, 2001
ANXIETY DISORDERS

February 23, 2001
WHAT IS DEPRESSION?

March 2, 2001
STRESS REDUCTION METHODS: MEDITATION

March 9, 2001
MANAGING STRESS

March 16, 2001
INTERVENTIONS FOLLOWING A DISASTER

March 23, 2001
DISASTER WORK AND STRESS

March 30, 2001
STRESS MANAGEMENT: WHAT TO DO ABOUT IT

April 6, 2001
DELAYED STRESS: WHAT IS IT AND WHO DOES IT AFFECT?

April 13, 2001
INTERVENTIONS FOLLOWING A DISASTER:
DEBRIEFINGS AND INFORMATION SESSIONS

April 20, 2001
CHILDREN'S RESPONSES TO DISASTERS

May 4, 2001
TIME-REFERENCED STRESS

May 11, 2001
IMPORTANCE OF SELF-ESTEEM

May 18, 2001
INTERVENTIONS FOLLOWING A DISASTER: WORKERS

May 25, 2001
HANDLING STRESS ON THE JOB

June 1, 2001
SPECIFIC SOLUTIONS TO STRESSFUL SITUATIONS

June 8, 2001
GENERAL RELAXATION

June 15, 2001
STRESS MANAGEMENT ON THE JOB

June 22, 2001
HOW TO AVOID BOREDOM AND BURNOUT





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Volume 4
Numbers 1-22





CONTENTS:

July 6, 2001
CRISIS MANAGEMENT IN COUNSELING

July 13, 2001
TROPICAL STORM ALLISON - HOUSTON, TEXAS

July 20, 2001
WORKING WITH DISASTER AND TRAUMA CROSS-CULTURALLY

July 27, 2001
SOME GUIDELINES FOR CISD GROUP LEADERS

August 3, 2001
CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS DEBRIEFING WITH YOUNG PEOPLE

August 10, 2001
HELPING DISASTER SURVIVORS AND THE FAMILY

August 17, 2001
THE CONCEPT OF DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH

August 24, 2001
AN OVERVIEW OF ETHICS

August 31, 2001
ETHICAL ISSUES IN SPECIAL CLINICAL FUNCTIONS

September 7, 2001
SELECTION AND TRAINING OF DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

September 14, 2001
MENTAL HEALTH OUTREACH SERVICES FOLLOWING A DISASTER

September 18, 2001
MENTAL HEALTH MOMENT EXTRA - DEBRIEFING DEBATE

September 21, 2001
OUTREACH TECHNIQUES AND RECOMMENDATIONS

September 28, 2001
STRESS MANAGEMENT AND SUPPORT FOR DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

October 5, 2001
COPING, RESILIENCY, AND RECOVERY IN THE WAKE OF TERRORIST ATTACKS

October 12, 2001
SUPPORT FOR MENTAL HEALTH STAFF IN THE IMMEDIATE RESPONSE PHASE

October 19, 2001
DISENGAGING FROM THE DISASTER ASSIGNMENT

October 26, 2001
ROLE OF MENTAL HEALTH IN EMERGENCY RESPONSE AND RECOVERY

November 2, 2001
RETURNING TO DYNAMIC EQUILIBRIUM

November 9, 2001
STRESS MANAGEMENT

November 16, 2001
DEPRESSION AND EFFECTIVENESS

November 30, 2001
DISASTERS AND CHILDREN WITH SPECIAL NEEDS

December 7, 2001
CROSS-CULTURAL COUNSELING/THERAPY

December 14, 2001
RESPONSES OF DISASTER VICTIMS IN OTHER CULTURES





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Volume 5
Numbers 1-25





CONTENTS:

January 11, 2002
SOME STEPS IN HELPING CHILDREN FOLLOWING DISASTER

January 18, 2002
EXTENDED FAMILIES

January 25, 2002
CULTURAL ROLE OF FAMILIES FOLLOWING DISASTERS

February 1, 2002
GRIEF: A CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE

February 8, 2002
SOME EXAMPLES OF DISASTER RELATED EMOTIONAL PROBLEMS

February 15, 2002
TEAMS, TEAMWORK AND LEADERSHIP

February 22, 2002
APPROACHES TO MANAGEMENT COUNSELING

March 1, 2002
SOME MECHANISMS FOR SHORT AND LONG TERM RESPONSES TO CRISES,
DISASTERS AND INJURIES AFFECTING SCHOOL COMMUNITIES

March 8, 2002
SOME GUIDELINES FOR DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH WORKERS WORKING WITH
FAMILIES AND CHILDREN

March 15, 2002
NORMAL REACTIONS OF CHILDREN TO DISASTER INDUCED STRESS

March 22, 2002
DISASTERS AND CHILD DEVELOPMENT LEVELS

March 29, 2002
SOME CASE EXAMPLES OF CHILDREN FOLLOWING DISASTERS

April 5, 2002
HUMAN SERVICE PROGRAMS IMPORTANT FOR DISASTER WORK

April 12, 2002
THE PRACTICE OF LEADERSHIP

April 19, 2002
LEADERSHIP AND PERCEPTION

April 26, 2002
LEADERSHIP VALUES

May 3, 2002
LIVING AS A LEADER

May 10, 2002
LEADERSHIP COMMUNICATION

May 17, 2002
CRISIS MANAGEMENT

May 24, 2002
CONFIDENTIALITY IN COUNSELING AND THERAPY

May 31, 2002
SOME CULTURAL AND STATUS FACTORS IN COUNSELING

June 7, 2002
SIGNIFICANCE OF CROSS-CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY

June 14, 2002
IMPORTANT CROSS CULTURAL VARIABLES - NEEDS

June 21, 2002
SOME CULTURAL AND STATUS FACTORS IN COUNSELING

June 28, 2002
WORKING WITH ADOLESCENTS





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AccuWeather.com Forecast

GULF WAR SYNDROME LINK PAGE

This site contains annotated information for links to reports, history, medical and psychological information, research, resources and help information about the Gulf War and Gulf War Syndrome. It is presented in five sections: Introduction; Official Response; Medical Research; Conspiracy Theories; and Resources.

WILDLAND FIRE INFORMATION

Information and links to sites about Wildfires, updates and agencies, organizations and groups who fight fires and provide training, assistance, and other related services.

CISM/CISD Annotated Links

Annotated links to sites about CISM/CISD and CISM Teams nationally and internationally. Additional links will be added over time.

O'DOCHARTAIGH ASSOCIATES MENTAL HEALTH ANNOTATED LINK PAGE

This page is an index page. It provides an annotated list of reference links in the areas of Counseling, Mental Health, Therapy, EAP, Disaster Mental Health, Stress Management and related areas.

ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS - 1999

Contains an overview of the contents of the 1999 Rocky Mountain Region Disaster Mental Health Conference. The Conference took place at the School of Extended Studies on the campus of the University of Wyoming from February 11-14, 1999. Well over 180 attendees took part from 21 states, Washington, D.C., and four foreign countries.

TRAUMATOLOGY:

The International Journal of Innovations in the Study of the Traumatization Process and Methods for Reducing, Preventing, and Eliminating Related Human Suffering.

AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF DISASTER AND TRAUMA STUDIES

The Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies is a peer-reviewed electronic journal utilising the Internet as a medium for the collation and distribution of original material on disaster and trauma studies within Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific rim. It is being funded initially by Massey University in New Zealand.

ASIA PACIFIC VIEWPOINT

Asia Pacific Viewpoint is a journal of international scope, particularly in the fields of geography and its allied disciplines. Reporting on research in East and South East Asia, as well as the Pacific region, coverage includes:

The growth of linkages between countries within the Asia Pacific region, including international investment, migration, and political and economic co-operation.

The environmental consequences of agriculture, industrial and service growth, and resource developments within the region.

First hand field work into rural, industrial, and urban developments and which are able to demonstrate relevance to the wider Pacific, East and South East Asia.

Theoretical research demonstrating the utility of concepts and frameworks for understanding of development patterns within the Asia Pacific region.

CRISIS INTERVENTION TRAINING FOR DISASTER WORKERS

The purpose of this training is to provide training for mental health professionals who work with victims of disaster related stress and trauma. This workshop prepares the disaster mental health professional to relate with disaster victims and co-workers. The warning signs and symptoms in both disaster victims and workers are explored together with stages, strategies and interventions for recovery. No prior psychological training in Disaster Mental Health is assumed or required.

This workshop is designed to help participants identify appropriate methods for activating Disaster Mental Health Crisis Intervention Teams (CIT) for disaster mental health services for victims, co-workers, and self.

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