Disaster Behavioral Health – Returning to a New Normal

When: November 29, 10-11 a.m.

Presenter: Melanie Moss, Emergency Management and School Security Consultant, TASB Risk Management Services

Description: Though the headlines have begun to fade, Hurricane Harvey and other recent disasters have left lasting effects in their wake. Individuals affected by these disasters may experience distress, changes in behavior and anxiety about their safety, health, and future. Disaster behavioral health (DBH) is an integral part of the recovery process and helps to address psychological, emotional, cognitive, developmental, and social impacts that disasters have on students, faculty, staff, and the community. School and community leaders play an important role in creating safe environments and collaborations that support recovery and the implementation of effective disaster behavioral health response and recovery initiatives. Having a DBH plan and support resources in place helps to ensure students, faculty, and staff have the tools they need to return to the new normal. This not only benefits these individuals, but is also essential to your school's educational mission. 

Suggested Audience: Assistant superintendents, business managers, chief financial officers, emergency managers, human resources, principals, risk managers, superintendents