This article describes the development and implementation of an empirically-based disaster mental health training program (P-FLASH) developed by Washington University Department of Psychiatry researchers in response to a request from the September 11 Fund. While this training program and its derivatives not only provided training for thousands of health professionals assisting survivors of the 9/11 attacks in the New York City area, it also provided more general disaster mental health training to prepare professionals nationally.
North, Carol S., Bany A. Hong, and Betty Pfefferbaum. 2008. "P-Flash: Development of an Empirically-based Post-9/11 Disaster Mental Health Training Program." Missouri Medicine 105 (January): 62-66. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18300608