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The Dialogue: Quarterly Technical Assistance Bulletin on Disaster Behavioral Health: Special Issue


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Disaster Technical Assistance Center (DTAC) published a special issue of their technical assistance guide focusing on people with disabilities filled with tools and resources for disaster preparedness and response. Includes the following articles and resources:

  • Effective use of peer crisis counseling in the wake of Hurricanes Andrew and Floyd
  • People with Access and Functional Needs Will No Longer Be Left Behind in Emergencies
  • Feel Safer, Be Safer: Using Plain Language in Disaster Preparedness
  • Emergency Communication 4 ALL: A Picture Communication Aid
  • Online Resources Available for Persons with Disabilities and Other Access and Functional Needs

Primary Toolkit:

EQUIPh Toolkit

Secondary Toolkits:

Health and Disability Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Disability, Natural Disaster, Vulnerable Populations


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