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A Guide to Managing Stress in Crisis Response Professions


Description

This easy-to-use 40-page pocket guide focuses on general principles of stress management and offers simple, practical strategies that can be incorporated into the daily routine of crisis response managers and workers (including first responders, public health workers, construction workers, transportation workers, utilities workers, and volunteers). The guide also provides a concise orientation to the signs and symptoms of stress.

This pocket guide includes the following topics:

  • Understanding the stress cycle
    • Common stress reactions
    • Extreme stress reactions
  • Managing stress before, during, and after an event
    • Pre-event planning
    • During the crisis—at the scene
    • After the crisis
  • Promoting a positive workplace environment
    • Minimizing stress
  • Self-care for crisis response professionals
    • Self monitor for signs of stress
    • Minimizing stress
  • References and recommended reading
  • 10 tips for effective stress management
Links to the Tool:
This tool is available at: http://store.samhsa.gov/product/A-Guide-to-Managing-Stress-in-Crisis-Response-Professions/SMA05-4113
The PDF version of this tool is available at: http://store.samhsa.gov/shin/content//SMA05-4113/SMA05-4113.pdf (If you don't have the software to open this PDF, download free Adobe Acrobat ReaderĀ® software External Web Site Policy.)

Developer

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (U.S.)

Funding Sources

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (U.S.); U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


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Related Resources

  • A guide to managing stress in crisis response professions. Rockville (MD): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA); 2005. References and recommended reading. p. 23-5.
  • A guide to managing stress in crisis response professions. Rockville (MD): Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA); 2005. Selected SAMHSA resources. p. 26.

History

  • Release Date: 01/2005
  • Original Summary: 11/2005
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Last updated: October 03, 2012.