An intervention to increase psychological preparedness for teachers, staff and leadership in pre-K-8 schools during emergencies.
This training will make employees feel more psychologically prepared for an emergency, and will increase peer support related to emergency preparedness.
— Courtney Welton-Mitchell PhD, MA Clinical Assistant Professor
This project stems from lessons learned from the Small+Safe+Well study and draws on the following research.
James, L., Welton-Mitchell, C., Noel, J.R., & James, A. (2019). Integrating mental health and disaster preparedness in intervention: RCT with earthquake and flood-affected communities in Haiti. Psychological Medicine, 1–11.
Welton-Mitchell, C., James, L., Khanal, S.N., James, A. (2018). An integrated approach to mental health and disaster preparedness: A cluster comparison with earthquake-affected communities in Nepal. BMC Psychiatry, Sep 15;18(1):296.