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Disasters and Terrorism



This section is for Researchers, Providers, & Helpers

This section is for Researchers, Providers, and Helpers

Disaster and Terrorism

Disasters include human-caused events, such as terrorist attacks and natural disasters, like floods and earthquakes. This page includes general information about the effects of disasters, reviews of disaster research, and useful resources for care providers.

Essential Information and Guidelines

  • Resources for Providers: Responding to Disaster and Mass Violence
    Key information for providers responding to survivors of disaster and mass violence, including: Common reactions, risk and resilience factors, responder self-care, and response and treatment - Psychological First Aid (PFA) and Skills for Psychological Recovery (SPR).

Research Findings on Disasters and Terrorism

Other Disaster Information

  • Types of Debriefing Following Disasters
    Describes several types of debriefing following a trauma, and discusses the pros and cons of this form of mental health intervention.
  • Managing Grief after Disaster
    Clinical advice regarding managing grief after a disaster, including addressing traumatic grief, complications of bereavement, and risk factors.
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