Prior Work of the ATSDR Community Stress Team

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In 1995, ATSDR held an “Expert Panel Workshop on the Psychological Responses to Hazardous Substances.” Following the workshop, a stress team coalesced within ATSDR.

From the late 1990s to the early 2000s, the ATSDR Community Stress Team (CST)

  • Worked with communities to develop public health strategies to mitigate community stress arising from technological disasters and chronic environmental contamination; and
  • Delivered trainings on stress and contamination for public health and environmental professionals and, in some communities, for local psychologists, health care providers, and social workers.

In 2017, ATSDR published a fact sheet to help community members understand and cope with stress caused by environmental contamination

Learn more from CST operation examples. Select from blue locations on the map or click on the locations in the table below.

Page last reviewed: March 23, 2021