Specialized Disaster Behavioral Health Training Its Connection with Response Practice Trauma Health and Resilience
Atkins, C. and Burnett, H. (2016). Specialized Disaster Behavioral Health Training: Its Connection with Response, Practice, Trauma Health, and Resilience. Disaster Health. 3(2): 57–65.
This small study, based on a convenience sample of disaster behavioral health responders attending a conference, looked at the relationship between training in key disaster behavioral health interventions, trauma, resilience, number of crises they responded to in the last year; and frequency of training. The authors concluded that the “findings suggest that completing training in both, large and small group and individual and peer crisis intervention techniques may help to increase resiliency and reduce burnout among disaster behavioral health providers.”