Disasters include human-caused events, such as terrorist attacks and natural disasters, like floods and tsunamis. This section includes general information about the effects of disasters, reviews of disaster research, and useful resources for care providers.
Psychological First Aid: Field Operations Guide
The Psychological First Aid Guide was developed by the National Center for PTSD and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. It has essential information for dealing with people in the immediate aftermath of disasters.
Early Mental Health Intervention for Disasters
Discusses factors that influence prevention of problems following disasters, obstacles to help-seeking, early intervention, and basic principles of emergency care, including Psychological First Aid.
Helping Survivors in the Wake of Disaster
Concise information for volunteers, mental health clinicians, chaplains, and medical personnel on the effects of traumatic stress and recommendations for helping survivors of disasters.