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Creating and Operating a Family Assistance Center: A Toolkit for Public Health [ Website ]
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This toolkit is intended to serve as a resource to help you develop a plan for family assistance services that can be applied to all hazards. It contains four sections related to developing a Family Assistance Center (FAC) plan: Prepare to Plan, Components of Plan, Role of Federal Partners, and Training Resources.


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Creating and Operating a Family Assistance Center: A toolkit for public health (Website) 

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Author: Seattle & King County Advanced Practice Center
Related Topics: Partnerships and Collaborations
Suggested Audiences: Business/Community/Civic leaders, Health officials, Planners, Policy makers/analysts, Social Workers
Product PHEP Capabilities: Capability 2: Community Recovery, Capability 5: Fatality Management, Capability 10: Medical Surge

Goals and Objectives:
• Understand the context and rationale for operating Family Assistance Centers (FACs) during mass-casualty or mass-fatality incidents.
• Identify the principles that should guide the operations of a FAC.
• Develop a plan for a FAC, including strategies for addressing the behavioral health needs of families.