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Emergency Preparedness
Trauma resulting from emergency situations, such as acts of terrorism or natural disasters, affects us all, directly or indirectly, and can be devastating. (Source: National Center for Trauma-Informed Care brochure). It is essential that the behavioral healthcare system build capacities to aggressively respond to the immediate and longer-term behavioral health care needs of those adversely impacted by traumatic events. The Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services (OhioMHAS) collaborates with its partners to develop strategies to meet the behavioral health care needs of Ohioans  -- during emergencies or after traumatic experiences.
Are you prepared?
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's annual campaign is designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for, respond to, recover from and rebuild from any major incident or emergency, including a man made or natural disaster, pandemic or extended power outage. Visit the ReadyOhio web site for more information. The Ohio EMA Kids site also has information and games to help children learn about the natural disasters that affect Ohio.
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