Tag: disaster recovery

Animal Disaster Preparedness and First Aid

Jenny Wenk has been a Registered Veterinary Technician who worked in both private veterinary clinics and with East Bay Humane Society. She is a volunteer for Berkeley Animal Care Services and is the current Chair of the City’s Personnel Board. She has 3 totally adorable (most of the time) cats (as she describes them). She

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Disaster Mental Health

One of the most lasting and damaging effects of a disaster is the trauma to one’s mental and emotional health, for those experiencing the disaster and to first responders. Post-disaster mental trauma can be substantial; one study estimates the prevalence of PTSD at 30–40% among direct victims, 10–20% among rescue workers, and 5–10% in the

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