Disaster Behavioral Health . Implications for Community and Migrant Health Care Centers . Taking the Next Step in Emergency Preparedness. Research Professor Schools of Nursing and Public Health and Community Medicine . Randal Beaton, PhD, EMT.
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Implications for Community and Migrant Health Care Centers
Randal Beaton, PhD, EMT
Faculty Northwest Center forPublic Health Practice University of Washington
* From Zunin & Myers (2000)
Disaster survivors themselves are true “First Responders”
Still, even following recovery, disaster victims may be less able to cope with next disaster
What is the most common behavioral health reaction observed in the aftermath of most disasters?
A. An acute reaction of distress followed by recovery
B. The onset and persistence of PTSD
C. Delayed onset PTSD
Post-disaster recovery usually occurs within:
Acute distress and recovery (with or without any intervention) is next most common pattern typically observed in 10-30% of disaster survivors
Delayed Onset Distress
(Tedeschi et al., 1998)