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Disaster Resources


In the wake of the recent Boston Marathon bombing, a number of you have asked for resources to support your efforts in responding to community crisis either directly related to Boston or in response to other community disasters. Professor Peggy O'Neil, Ph.D. and I have compiled a number of resources in the public domain which you might find helpful. We invite you to take advantage of these resources and to share them with others who might benefit from them.

Josh Miller, Ph.D.
Associate Dean



Psychological First Aid Medical Reserve Corps Field Operations Guide
National Child Traumatic Stress Network National Center for PTSD

New York State Office of Mental Health
Psychological First Aid Field Operations Guide, Terrorism and Disaster Branch

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Psychological First Aid: Field Operations Guide

Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project

Local Public Health Institute of Massachusetts
Dealing with Stress in Disasters: Building Psychological Resilience

Scholarly References

Banfield, J. C., & Dovidio, J. F. (2012). The role of empathy in responding to natural disasters: Comment on "Who Helps Natural Disaster Victims?" Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy. doi I: 10.1111/j.1530-2415.2012.01285.x