Oklahoma city: Disaster challenges mental health and medical administrators
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Mental health and medical administrators responded to the Oklahoma City bombing with cooperative and overlapping efforts to meet community needs in the wake of terrorism. The major agencies assisted in the immediate rescue response, organized crisis hotlines, prepared mental health professionals to counsel bereaved families and victims, organized debriefing of rescuers, assessed mental health needs of local school children, planned for longer term treatment, and coordinated research efforts to learn from the disaster. Implications to mental health administrators responding to significant acts of terrorism are discussed.
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The Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research
Volume 25, Issue 1 , pp 93-99
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- 1. Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Oklahoma Health Services Center, WP 3440, P.O. Box 36901, 73190, Oklahoma City, OK
- 2. the Oklahoma State Department of Health, Oklahoma City
- 3. the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Oklahoma City
- 4. the Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Oklahoma City