Learning From The Past and Planning For The Future
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ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH NEWSLETTER http://www.angelfire.com/biz3/news
Disaster Mental Health programs are being developed at the national, state, and local levels. Extensive networking is being conducted with professional associations to inform their membership about Disaster Mental Health and opportunities for involvement. This newsletter is intended for Disaster Mental Health and other Mental Health professionals as well as interested peers. It provides both research and clinical articles in an attempt to keep all informed on the latest information and the current state of Disaster Mental Health. It also provides information about training and educational activities as well as opportunities for involvement. Networking is an important activity which is strongly encouraged. Input and relevant articles of interest are solicited and encouraged. The newsletter is published online and made available for downloading and printing. It is also emailed weekly around the country and the world.
THE EXTENSION DISASTER EDUCATION NETWORK (EDEN) http://www.agctr.lsu.edu/eden/default.aspx
Links Extension educators from across the U.S. and various disciplines -- so they can use and share resources to reduce the impact of disasters. From food safety to field safety, from the physical to the psychological, and from governmental process to community development, EDEN has resources you can use.
INTERNATIONAL CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS FOUNDATION http://www.icisf.org
The International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. (ICISF) is a non-profit, open membership foundation dedicated to the prevention and mitigation of disabling stress through the provision of: Education, training and support services for all Emergency Services professions; Continuing education and training in Emergency Mental Health Services for Psychologists, Psychiatrists, Social Workers and Licensed Professional Counselors; and Consultation in the establishment of Crisis and Disaster Response Programs for varied organizations and communities worldwide.
SNOWY RANGE A.S.I.S.T. CISM TEAM http://www.angelfire.com/biz7/srcism
Emergency services personnel have become increasingly aware of the toll that the unique stressors they encounter in their occupations may take on the quality of their lives. The very nature of their jobs may expose these individuals routinely or periodically to stressful events which they may or may not be able to work through satisfactorily on their own. The mission of the Snowy Range Team is "to minimize the potentially harmful stress-related symptoms associated with critical incidents affecting emergency service personnel and their families through timely confidential crisis intervention that is empathic and respectful toward all involved".
GULF WAR SYNDROME LINK PAGE http://www.angelfire.com/biz/odoc/gulf.html
This site contains annotated information for links to reports, history, medical and psychological information, research, resources and help information about the Gulf War and Gulf War Syndrome. It is presented in five sections: Introduction; Official Response; Medical Research; Conspiracy Theories; and Resources.
WILDLAND FIRE INFORMATION http://www.angelfire.com/biz3/news/wildfires.html
Information and links to sites about Wildfires, updates and agencies, organizations and groups who fight fires and provide training, assistance, and other related services.
CISM/CISD Annotated Links http://www.angelfire.com/biz3/news/cismlinks.html
Annotated links to sites about CISM/CISD and CISM Teams nationally and internationally. Additional links will be added over time.
O'DOCHARTAIGH ASSOCIATES MENTAL HEALTH ANNOTATED LINK PAGE http://www.angelfire.com/biz/odoc
This page is an index page. It provides an annotated list of reference links in the areas of Counseling, Mental Health, Therapy, EAP, Disaster Mental Health, Stress Management and related areas.
ROCKY MOUNTAIN REGION DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS - 1999 http://www.angelfire.com/biz/odochartaigh/conference.html
Contains an overview of the contents of the 1999 Rocky Mountain Region Disaster Mental Health Conference. The Conference took place at the School of Extended Studies on the campus of the University of Wyoming from February 11-14, 1999. Well over 180 attendees took part from 21 states, Washington, D.C., and four foreign countries.
The International Journal of Innovations in the Study of the Traumatization Process and Methods for Reducing, Preventing, and Eliminating Related Human Suffering.
AUSTRALASIAN JOURNAL OF DISASTER AND TRAUMA STUDIES http://www.massey.ac.nz/~trauma
The Australasian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies is a peer-reviewed electronic journal utilising the Internet as a medium for the collation and distribution of original material on disaster and trauma studies within Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific rim. It is being funded initially by Massey University in New Zealand.
ASIA PACIFIC VIEWPOINT http://www.blackwellpublishers.co.uk/journals/apv
Asia Pacific Viewpoint is a journal of international scope, particularly in the fields of geography and its allied disciplines. Reporting on research in East and South East Asia, as well as the Pacific region.
Critical/ Tragic Incidents/Crisis Intervention/Aftermath Support
Schools and school districts often deal with sudden incidents such as accidents, serious illness, violence or abuse that can necessitate an immediate response. This section of the framework addresses this type of support service needed by schools to respond to such critical incidents. http://www.safehealthyschools.org/incidents.htm
GUIDELINES FOR THE MANAGEMENT OF CRITICAL INCIDENTS IN SCHOOLS
An Australian Model
These guidelines have been developed to assist schools in the development of local plans for the management of critical incidents. They are by no means exhaustive and each school will need to develop its own management plan which identifies the nature and range of critical incidents to which students and staff may be exposed. http://www2.edfac.usyd.edu.au/LocalResource/DepartPol/critical.html
Developing and Maintaining Safe Schools
Crime, violence, and disorder in schools have become major national issues, as reported in various national surveys of school order and safety. These problems not only endanger students and teachers, but they also prevent teachers from concentrating on teaching and students from concentrating on learning. http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/envrnmnt/drugfree/sa200.htm
Safer Schools/Crisis - Pinellas County, FL Schools
Essential information about dealing with crisis situations in schools. http://www.pinellas.k12.fl.us/DRUGFREE/schoolcri.htm
Keeping Children Safe Over the past two years
Annette LaGreca and her team have been conducting a series of studies examining the effects of community violence on children. This Keeping Children Safe Project, funded by the BellSouth Foundation, took place in the Miami Dade County Public Schools. As result of this project, they have developed a prevention manual for teachers, counselors, and psychologists working with elementary school children, entitled "Keeping Children Safe". Although the manual is based on work conducted with children in the 3rd through 5th grades (ages 8 to 12 years), the activities can be modified and adapted for younger and older children. If you are interested in receiving a printed copy of this manual, please send a letter of request to the following address: Annette M. La Greca, University of Miami, Department of Psychology, P.O. Box 248185, Coral Gables, FL. 33124-2070. The manual is available free of charge, as long as the current supply lasts. You can also view and download a copy of this manual on their project website: http://www.keepingchildrensafe.com
Beware of the Second Wave for Cops and Their Kids
By Dan Goldfarb and Mary Keesee
This article appeared in Off Duty Magazine after the TWA 800 plane crash. Off Duty magazine is edited by Mary Keesee. It is published quarterly by the Suffolk County Police Memorial Fund for police families. For more information about this magazine, to subscribe, advertise, or submit a publication call: (516) 929-5796. http://www.heavybadge.com/kidstres.htm
Law Enforcement Traumatic Stress: Clinical Syndromes and Intervention Strategies by Laurence Miller, Ph.D.
Every time we dial 911, we expect that our emergency will be taken seriously and handled competently. The police will race to our burgled office, the firefighters will speedily douse our burning home, the ambulance crew will stabilize our injured loved one and whisk him or her to the nearest hospital. We take these expectations for granted because of the skill and dedication of the workers who serve the needs of law enforcement, emergency services, and public safety. http://www.aaets.org/arts/art73.htm
National Coalition Against Domestic Violence Web Site
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV), in partnership with Intuit Inc., has begun a dynamic program to end domestic violence by addressing financial literacy. The project offers train-the-trainer workshops, technical assistance to domestic violence programs and other community organizations implementing their own financial literacy projects, and research and evaluation regarding the project's success and future implications.
Office on Violence Against Women