Nebraska Disaster Behavioral Health Newsletter
Great Plains Disaster Behavioral Health Conference
Each link goes to a page with that conference's brochure, materials, and speaker information.
2016 Great Plains disaster Behavioral Health Conference
2015 Great Plains disaster Behavioral Health Conference
2014 Great Plains disaster Behavioral Health Conference
2013 Great Plains disaster Behavioral Health Conference
2012 Nebraska Disaster Behavioral Health Conference
2011 Nebraska Disaster Behavioral Health Conference
2010 Nebraska Disaster Behavioral Health Conference
2009 Nebraska Disaster Behavioral Health Conference
2008 Nebraska Disaster Behavioral Health Conference
2007 Nebraska Disaster Behavioral Health Conference
2006 Nebraska Disaster Behavioral Health Conference
2005 Nebraska Disaster Behavioral Health Conference
Knowing the facts and being prepared can lessen anxiety or worry about pandemic influenza. In the United States, the best place to get the facts is from the Centers for Disease Control. Worldwide information about pandemic influenza is available through the
Information sheet on coping with Stress during a pandemic.
Influenza Flu updates from the Centers for Disease Control.
Nebraska Behavioral Health Situation Manual - Avian Influenza (July 2006):
Citizen Voices on Pandemic Flu Choices:
Resources for Congregations in Preparing for Pandemic Influenza
2008 Nebraska Tornadoes and FloodingSeveral areas of Nebraska experienced storm damage the spring of 2008. Below is a list of resources that were helpful during this stressful time.
Managing Stress After Tornadoes © 2008 American Psychological Association
Omaha Mall Shooting Tragedy -- December 5, 2007Nebraska applied for and received funding through a Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Emergency Response Grant (SERG) to address the emerging behavioral health needs related to this tragedy. Grant activities were coordinated by Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare in Omaha, NE, with technical assistance and oversight provided by the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center. Narrative section of Nebraska’s SERG application
Summary of SERG sponsored recovery activities
Slides from Dr. Tony Ng’s presentation on 2-13-2008 “Psychiatric Dimensions Post-Disaster: A Public Health Perspective”
To talk to someone about what you are experiencing related to this tragedy, please call the Boys Town national hotline: 1-800-488-3000
Here are links to information that may be helpful:
Reaching Out... Nebraska
The Reaching Out Nebraska project ended its services on December 31, 2006. For the past year, Reaching Out Nebraska had been providing outreach and assistance to former residents of the Gulf-area who have relocated to Nebraska in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita.
Funding for the Reaching Out Nebraska project was provided by FEMA to the State of Nebraska through Region Six Behavioral Health Care, a political subdivision of the State of Nebraska based in Omaha.
Although the Reaching Out Nebraska project has ended, individuals may contact the Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska Rural Response hotline for information about further assistance at 1-800-464-0258.
Reaching Out Nebraska: RSP Final Report
Reaching Out Nebraska: Attachments to the Final Report
IMN Case Management Program
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), in conjunction with their Katrina Aid Today (KAT) program, awarded a grant to Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska (IMN) to provide case management services for survivors of the 2005 Gulf Coast Hurricanes who have relocated in Nebraska.
IMN Case Management Program Information
1st LCM Quarterly Report
2nd LCM Quarterly Report
C.A.R.I.N.G Communities Project
March 19, 2005 - The C.A.R.I.N.G. Communities Project participated in the 2005 Central Plains Severe Weather Symposium in Lincoln, which featured a display, a gathering room for people affected by the May 2004 storms, two panel presentations of storm survivors, and a presentation to storm spotters about stress.
The project concluded on August 30, 2005.