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NWCPHP Faculty Publishes Article on Disaster Research Training

NWCPHP faculty member, Randal Beaton, PhD, EMT, in partnership with four other researchers, recently published an article describing the process and outcomes of the Child and Family Disaster Research Training Program.
NWCPHP Faculty Publishes Article on Disaster Research Training

Randal Beaton, PhD, EMT

NWCPHP faculty member, Randal Beaton, PhD, EMT, in partnership with four other researchers, recently published an article describing the process and outcomes of the Child and Family Disaster Research Training Program.

July 19, 2012

In a partnership with four other researchers, NWCPHP faculty member, Randal Beaton, PhD, EMT, recently published an article describing the process and outcomes of the Child and Family Disaster Research Training Program. The program was a collaboration between the Terrorism and Disaster Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center and NWCPHP.

The goals of this program were to train and build a regional network of researchers and clinicians to improve disaster mental health research and collaboration. In the past, the mental health impacts of disasters on children and families have been difficult to measure because researchers often lack training in appropriate methodologies. In response, the Child and Family Disaster Program initiated an online research-training program for academic and practice community partners.

For more on the process and outcomes of this project, read the full article, Disaster Research Team Building: A Case Study of a Web-based Disaster Research Training Program. The article was published in Traumatology, a journal for professionals who study and treat people exposed to highly traumatic events.

The Child and Family Disaster Research Training Program at NWCPHP was one of 10 such programs in the United States established by and affiliated with the Terrorism and Disaster Center at Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.

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Disaster Research Training for Children and Families (online training)

Supporting Children at Times of Disaster (Hot Topics in Practice webinar)

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