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A Guide to Managing Stress in Crisis Response Professions

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Published Date
January, 2005

This guide provides basic information on the signs and symptoms of stress and offers practical strategies for stress management that can be incorporated into the daily routine of managers and workers.

“Crisis response workers and managers—which include first responders, public health workers, construction workers, transportation workers, utilities workers, and volunteers—are unique in that they are repeatedly exposed to extraordinarily stressful events. (…) A Guide to Managing Stress in Crisis Response Professions provides a framework for stress management strategies for crisis response workers and managers. These strategies are sufficiently broad so that individuals and groups can select those that best fit their needs and circumstances. Education about stress and its prevention and mitigation through planning are essential.”