Disaster Training and Technical Assistance: Supporting all-hazards disaster behavioral health preparedness, response, and recovery through informed, targeted technical assistance [open pdf - 279KB]
"The mission of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities. SAMHSA provides Disaster Training and Technical Assistance to prepare States, Territories, federally recognized Tribes, and local entities to deliver an effective behavioral health (mental health and substance abuse) response to disasters. Services are free of cost and available to everyone. [...] SAMHSA provides disaster technical assistance, training, and consultation to help disaster behavioral health professionals plan for and respond effectively to mental health and substance abuse needs following a disaster. SAMHSA supports all-hazards disaster behavioral health preparedness, response, and recovery through informed, targeted technical assistance to reduce the effects disasters can bring to communities, families, and individuals."
HHS Publication No. SMA11-4627; Health and Human Services Publication No. SMA11-4627
United States. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: http://www.samhsa.gov/