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Resettlement Agencies Team With County To Enhance Access to Culturally Sensitive Screening and Followup for Arriving Refugees at Risk of Mental Health Problems 7/16/2014
In partnership with community-based, nonprofit agencies that serve refugees, a county health department uses a culturally tailored screening tool to identify refugees at high risk for mental health problems and connect them to a counselor for more thorough diagnosis and, if necessary, treatment.
Mental Health Clinicians Integrate Cessation Treatment Into Regular Care of Smokers With Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Increasing Likelihood of Quitting 6/4/2014
Mental health practitioners provide smoking cessation counseling and treatment to patients with posttraumatic stress disorder as part of their regular mental health care, leading to higher quit rates and fewer relapses.
Trauma Therapy and Caregiver Support Improves Coping Skills and Academic Performance of West African Refugee Children 5/7/2014
School-based, culturally appropriate therapy focused on dealing with trauma helps West African refugee children improve coping skills and academic performance.
Home-Based Crisis Intervention Reduces Trauma Symptoms and Behavior Problems Among Children Who Witness Violence 3/26/2014
The Summit County Children Who Witness Violence program was a collaborative effort sponsored by Akron Children's Hospital that was designed to decrease the traumatic impact of witnessing violence for children under the age of 18 years through the use of home-based trauma services.
Care Coordinators Remotely Monitor Chronically Ill Veterans via Messaging Device, Leading to Lower Inpatient Utilization and Costs 3/12/2014
Care coordinators remotely monitor veterans with chronic medical conditions via home telehealth devices, leading to reductions in hospital admissions, bed days, and care costs and to high levels of patient satisfaction.
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Community Provider Toolkit: Serving Veterans Through Partnership. Mental Health and Wellness (Mini-Clinics) 7/2/2014
This Web site for clinicians features treatment tools to support the rehabilitation and recovery of military military veterans with mental health issues.
Department of Veterans Affairs/Department of Defense (VA/DoD) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Post Traumatic Stress: Module B Summary 2/20/2013
This 15-page module summary on posttraumatic disorders in primary care is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline Management of Post Traumatic Stress, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense. It focuses on acute stress disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Psychological First Aid: Field Operations Guide, 2nd Edition 12/19/2012
This guide is an evidence-informed modular approach for assisting people in the immediate aftermath of disaster and terrorism, to reduce initial distress and to foster short- and long-term adaptive functioning.
The New Warrior: Combat Stress and Wellness 12/19/2012
These videos help mental health care and other providers prevent chronic mental health problems resulting from combat and other war-zone stress, promoting wellness in this returning group of veterans.
Management of Post-traumatic Stress - Module A1: Acute Stress Reaction (2-4 Days After Trauma) Algorithm 11/14/2012
This interactive algorithm on acute stress reaction is derived from the evidence-based clinical practice guideline Management of Post Traumatic Stress, developed by the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense.
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6/18/2013

Last updated: July 30, 2014.