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The American Red Cross disaster mental health services: development of a cooperative, single function, multidisciplinary service model.
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PMID:  10932444     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Not until 1989 did the Red Cross officially recognize a need for a systematic and organized plan for the mental health needs of disaster survivors. Over the next decade, the Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Services program has developed and evolved to assist both disaster victims and the Red Cross workers who serve them to cope with the overwhelming stresses encountered by both groups in the aftermath of disasters. The Red Cross now coordinates a large and diverse group of mental health professionals from fields of psychology, psychiatry, nursing, social work, marriage and family therapy, and counseling who work together cooperatively. Cross-disciplinary conflicts are minimized by the Red Cross' generic approach to the various mental health professional specialties as functionally interchangeable in performing Red Cross duties. This article reviews the development of this process and describes one local Red Cross chapter's early experience as part of this effort.
J D Weaver; R L Dingman; J Morgan; B A Hong; C S North
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of behavioral health services & research     Volume:  27     ISSN:  1094-3412     ISO Abbreviation:  J Behav Health Serv Res     Publication Date:  2000 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-09-19     Completed Date:  2000-09-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9803531     Medline TA:  J Behav Health Serv Res     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  314-20     Citation Subset:  IM    
Eye of the Storm, Inc., Bethlehem, PA, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Crisis Intervention
Mental Health Services*
Patient Care Team*
Red Cross*
Survivors / psychology*

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