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Disaster Resources

Social workers are often at the front line responding to the multilayered impact and aftermath of community crises and disasters – those that are local, national and international. Professor Josh Miller, PhD and I have complied a number of resources in the public domain that you may find helpful. We invite you to familiarize yourself with these resources and to share them with others who may also benefit from them.

Peggy O’Neill, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Josh Miller, Ph.D.
Associate Dean

Documents

Links

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