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This section is for Researchers, Providers, & Helpers

This section is for Researchers, Providers, and Helpers

Disaster Responders

Emergency responders can benefit from the page on Early Intervention as well as the information below.

  • 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.
  • Skills for Psychological Recovery: Field Operations Guide
    The Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR) Guide was developed by the National Center for PTSD and the National Child Traumatic Stress Network. SPR aims to help survivors gain skills to manage distress and cope with post-disaster stress and adversity. SPR is intended to follow Psychological First Aid (PFA) in the weeks and months following disaster or mass violence events.
  • Disasters and Domestic Violence
    Reviews research investigating whether domestic violence (DV) increases after a disaster or if DV influences women's postdisaster recovery.
  • Working with Trauma Survivors: What Workers Need to Know
    Information regarding traumatic stress, for the people who are working with trauma survivors.
  • Web Links: Disaster Relief
    Links to information on how to give or obtain help following a disaster.
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