Natasha Helfer Parker interviews Dr. Daniel Dodgen, a clinical child psychologist who works for the US Department of Health and Human Services as the Director of the Division for At-Risk Individuals, Behavioral Health and Community Resilience, ASPR (Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response). Really interesting discussion on how this division is set up to help communities during emergency situations and ways they want to partner or provide resources to Mormon wards and stakes. They also discuss mental health issues to be aware of during different types of emergencies and how people may respond in varying ways during a disaster. This is a really good episode for anyone who is interested in this topic – and particularly relevant for those in leadership positions, those involved with emergency preparedness callings, etc.
ready.gov/prepare – America’s PrepareAthon
http://www.fema.gov – Federal Emergency Management Agency
Many thanks to The Lower Lights for the beautiful bumper music.