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Guidance for Integrating Culturally Diverse Communities into Planning for and Responding to Emergencies: A Toolkit.
Recommendations of the National Consensus Panel on Emergency Preparedness and Cultural Diversity. Feb 2011
This toolkit was developed to provide preparedness planning and response agencies, organizations, and professionals with practical strategies, resources and examples of models for improving existing activities and developing new programs to meet the needs of racially and ethnically diverse populations.
SAMHSA Disaster Kit
Provides disaster recovery workers with a toolkit on mental health awareness. Includes materials for responding effectively to the general public during and after a disaster and in dealing with workplace stress. Also includes materials for the general public. [Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)]
Handbook for Family & Friends of Service Members Before, During and After Deployment
This Emotional Life Toolkit (Handbook and DVD)
Prepares family and friends of military service members with information to better understand and cope with the range of emotions and stress that often accompany deployment. Covers before, during, and after deployment and includes referrals to tools and resources.