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Traumatology Traumatology Institute The Florida State University Certified Traumatologist Program Canadian Traumatic Stress Network FINAL REPORT: Task Force on Assistance to Families of Aviation Disasters Olympics Diary American Red Cross Disaster Relief Disaster Mental Health Institute at University of South Dakota SAMHSA Emergency Services & Disaster Relief Branch Virginia Disaster Intervention Site Centers for Disease Control Center for Mental Health Services The National Mental Health Services Knowledge Exchange Network - Emergency Services Page NASA Disaster Finder United States Census Bureau American Counseling Association Disaster Response Network American Psychological Association Disaster Response Network Australian Journal of Disaster and Trauma Studies Disasters: Mental Health Interventions Epicenter - The Emergence Preparedness Information Center Global Emergency Management Disaster Counseling Support Network Natural Hazards Center Pacific Disaster Management Information Network Relief Net David V. Baldwin's Trauma Information Pages Ricky Greenwald's Child Trauma Home Page Cable News Network The Weather Channel Diversity Rx PILOTS (Published International Literature on Traumatic Stress) National Center for PTSD El Nino After The Storm: Hurricane Fran FEMA Tropical Storm Watch National Association of Social Workers International Critical Incident Stress Foundation, Inc. Disasters and Counseling References (1995) Disasters and Mental Health References (1993, 1994) Critical Incident Stress Debriefing References (1988-1997) Debriefing References (1993-1997) Leadership Cross-cultural Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Review The Justice Institute of British Columbia operates in the Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada. They offer a Traumatic Stress Certificate program. There is a Clinical Intervention - Trauma Counseling stream; a Community Responses - Critical Incident Stress Debriefing for Peers; and a Community Responses - Critical Incident Stress Debriefing for Mental Health Practitioners. Click here for their website. The United States Department of Veterans Affairs National Center for PTSD has developed an advanced Disaster Mental Health training program designed as a basis for certifying VA mental health clinicians to serve on both local (VA Medical Center, Outpatient clinic, Domiciliary, and/or Vet Center) and regional (Veterans Integrated Service Network) teams responding in the aftermath of acute crises and (in conjunction with the American Red Cross) disasters. The course was developed (and has been presented in a 2-day intensive workshop format by an advisory group representing VAs Readjustment Counseling Service, Mental Health Headquarters Office, and Emergency Medical Preparedness Organization. Presentations have been funded by the VA's Employee Education System (EES), and are planned for presentation in several other areas of the country, pending further EES funding. For a detailed outline of the curriculum, and Fact Sheets (for disaster survivors, rescue workers, and DMH providers), browse the National Center's website. TELE-MENTAL HEALTH IN DISASTER SITUATIONS Besides different telemedicine programs in the United States and the United Kingdom and Norway in Europe have established Tele-Mental Health practices as an effective tool for different mental illnesses. For such purposes, interactive video conferencing tools are required. Check out CyberTowers for information on Telehealth

"Hidden Wounds, Hidden Healing of Disaster" "Helping Children After A Disaster" Lessons Learned and Reinforced by Disaster Mental Health Work by Brian W. Flynn, Ed.D., Chief, Emergency Services and Disaster Relief Branch Center for Mental Health Services Psychological Aspects of Terrorism by Brian W. Flynn, Ed.D., Chief Emergency Services and Disaster Relief Branch Center for Mental Health Services Recovery From Trauma, A Public Service Perspective by Brian W. Flynn, Ed.D., Chief Emergency Services and Disaster Relief Branch Center for Mental Health Services Thoughts and Reflections Following the Bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building, Oklahoma City by Brian W. Flynn, Ed.D., Chief Emergency Services and Disaster Relief Branch Center for Mental Health Services Advocacy and Case Management Within the Mission of Crisis Counseling Programs Crisis Counseling and Mental Health Treatment - Similarities and Differences Program Guidance - Defining Key Terms in a Crisis Counseling Program Management Counseling For Supervisors Approaches To Management Counseling Self-esteem Is Important Cross-cultural Counseling and Psychotherapy: A Review Extended Families Leadership Stress, Anxiety and Cross-cultural Counseling in Rural Areas of the Western United States: Mental Health Weather

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Lesaca, Timothy Symptoms of stress disorder and depression among trauma counselors after an airline disaster. Psychiatric Services; 1996 Apr Vol 47(4) 424-426. Gregg, William; Medley, Ian; Fowler-Dixon, Ruth; Curran, Peter; et al Psychological consequences of the Kegworth air disaster. British Journal of Psychiatry; 1995 Dec Vol 167(6) 812-817. Ben-Zur, Hasida; Zeidner, Moshe Gender differences in coping reactions under community crisis and daily routine conditions. Personality and Individual Differences; 1996 Mar Vol 20(3) 331-340. Taiminen, Tero J.; Tuominen, Taina Psychological responses to a marine disaster during a recoil phase: Experiences from the Estonia shipwreck. British Journal of Medical Psychology; 1996 Jun Vol 69(2) 147-153. Thompson, James; Chung, Man-Cheung; Rosser, Rachel Psychological effects of Marchioness disaster on survivors and relatives. European Journal of Psychiatry; 1995 Oct-Dec Vol 9(4) 197-208. Bland, Susan H.; O'Leary, Erin S.; Farinaro, Eduardo; Jossa, Fabrizio Long-term psychological effects of natural disasters. Psychosomatic Medicine; 1996 Jan-Feb Vol 58(1) 18-24. Joffe, Helene The shock of the new: A psycho-dynamic extension of social representational theory. Journal for the Theory of Social Behaviour; 1996 Jun Vol 26(2) 197-219. Norris. Fran H.; Kaniasty, Krzysztof Received and perceived social support in times of stress: A test of the social support deterrence model. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology; 1996 Sep Vol 71(3) 498-511. Lawson, Alvin H. "Foetal trauma and national disaster: A British perspective": Comments. Journal of Psychohistory; 1996 Spr Vol 23(4) 409-412. Kahr, Brett Foetal trauma and national disaster: A British perspective. Journal of Psychohistory; 1996 Spr Vol 23(4) 406-409. Oskamp, Stuart Applying social psychology to avoid ecological disaster. Journal of Social Issues; 1995 Win Vol 51(4) 217-238. Flin, Rhona; Slaven, Georgina; Stewart, Keith Emergency decision making in the offshore oil and gas industry. Human Factors; 1996 Jun Vol 38(2) 262-277. Ursano, Robert J.; Fullerton, Carol S.; Norwood, Ann E. Psychiatric dimensions of disaster: Patient care, community consultation, and preventive medicine. Sexual and Marital Therapy; 1995 Nov-Dec Vol 3(4) 196-209. Ladrido-Ignacio; Lourdes; Perlas, Antonio P. From victims to survivors: Psychosocial intervention in disaster management in the Philippines. International Journal of Mental Health; 1996 Win Vol 24(4) 3-51. Joseph, Stephen; Dalgleish, Tim; Thrasher, Sian; Yule, William; et al Chronic emotional processing in survivors of the Herald of Free Enterprise disaster: The relationship of intrusion and avoidance at 3 years to distress at 5 years. Behaviour Research and Therapy; 1996 Apr Vol 34(4) 357-360. Havenaar, J.M.; Van Den Brink, W.; Van Den Bout, J.; Kasyanenko, A.P<; et al Mental health problems in the Gomel region (Belarus): An analysis of risk factors in an area affected by the Chernobyl disaster. Psychological Medicine; 1996 Jul Vol 26(4) 845-855. Havenaar, J.M.; Poelijoe, N.W.; Kasyanenko, A.P.; Van Den Bout, J.; et al Screening for psychiatric disorders in an area affected by the Chernobyl disaster: The reliability and validity of three psychiatric screening questionnaires in Belarus. Psychological Medicine; 1996 Jul Vol 26(4) 837-844. La Greca, Annette M.; Silverman, Wendy K.; Vernberg, Eric M.; Prinstein, Mitchell J. Symptoms of posttraumatic stress in children after Hurricane Andrew: A prospective study. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology; 1996 Aug Vol 64(4) 712-723. Warheit, George J.; Zimmerman, Rick S.; Khoury, Elizabeth L.; Vega, William A.; et al Disaster related stresses, depressive signs and symptoms, and suicidal ideation among a multi-racial/ethnic sample of adolescents: A longitudinal analysis. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry and Allied Disciplines; 1996 May Vol 37(4) 435-444. Parson, Erwin Randolph Mass traumatic terror in Oklahoma City and the phases of adaptational coping: 1. Possible effects of intentional injury/ harm on victim's post-traumatic responses. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy; 1995 Fal Vol 25(3) 155-184. Goenjian, Armen K.; Yehuda, Rachel; Pynoos, Robert S.; Steinberg, Alan M. et al Basal cortisol, dexamethasone suppression of cortisol, and MHPG in adolescents after the 1988 earthquake in Armenia. American Journal of Psychiatry; 1996 Jul Vol 153(7) 929-934. Marmar, Charles R.; Weiss, Daniel S.; Metzler, Thomas J.; Delucchi, Kevin Characteristics of emergency services personnel related to peritraumatic dissociation during critical incident exposure. American Journal of Psychiatry; 1996 Vol 153(Suppl) 94-102. Moore, Dorothy P.; Moore, Jamie W. Posthurricane burnout: An island township's experience. Environment and Behavior; 1996 Jan Vol 28(1) 134-155. Jurgens, Janette J.; Houlihan, Daniel; Schwartz, Cynthia Behavioral manifestations of adolescent school relocation and trauma. Child and Family Behavior Therapy; 1996 Vol 18(1) 1-8. Parson, Erwin Randolph Mass traumatic terror in Oklahoma City and the phases of adaptational coping: II. Integration of cognitive, behavioral, dynamic, existential and pharmacologic interventions. Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy; 1995 Win Vol 25(4) 267-309. Brinded, Philip M.J.; Taylor, Antony J. A mass killing in New Zealand. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry; 1995 Jun Vol 29(2) 316-320. Riad, Jasmin K.; Norris, Fran H. The influence of relocation on the environment, social, and psychological stress experienced by disaster victims. Environment and Behavior; 1996 Mar Vol 28(2) 163-182. Krug, Ronald S.; Nixon, Sara Jo; Vincent, Robert Psychological response to the Oklahoma City bombing. Journal of Clinical Psychology; 1996 Jan Vol 52(1) 103-105. Sharan, Pratap; Chaudhary, Geeta; Kavathekar, Surabhi A.; Saxena, Shekhar Preliminary report of psychiatric disorders in survivors of a severe earthquake. American Journal of Psychiatry; 1996 Apr Vol 153(4) 556-558. Sattler, David N.; Adams, Mary G.; Watts, Barrett Effects of personal experience on judgments about natural disasters. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality; 1995 Dec Vol 10(4) 891-898. Morgan, Jane American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health Services: Implementation and recent developments. Special Issue: Disasters and crises: A mental health perspective. Journal of Mental Health Counseling; 1995 Jul Vol 17(3) 291-300. Dingman, Robert L. & Ginter, Earl J. Disasters and crises: The role of mental health counseling. Special Issue: Disasters and crises: A mental health counseling perspective. Journal of Mental Health Counseling; 1995 Jul Vol(3) 259-263. Dingman, Robert L. The mental health counselor's role in Hurricane Andrew. Special Issue: Disasters and crises: A mental health counseling perspective. Journal of Mental Health Counseling; 1995 Jul Vol 17(3) 321-335. Bowenkamp, Christine The Los Angeles civil unrest: Implications for future mental health counseling interventions. Special Issue: Disasters and crises: A mental health counseling perspective. Journal of Mental Health Counseling; 1995 Jul Vol 17(3) 301-311. Popovic, Milan Some aspects of psychological help to refugees in Serbia. Meeting of the World Health Organization (1994, Balaton, Hungary). Psihijatrija Danas; 1994 Vol 26(2-3) 237-240. Zhavoronkova, Ludmila A.; Kholodova, Nina B.; Zubovsky, German A.; Gogitidze, Natalia V.; et al EEG power mapping, dipole source and coherence analysis in Chernobyl patients. Brain Topography; 1995 Win Vol 8(2) 161-168. Kaiser, Charles F.; Sattler, David N.; Bellack, Daniel R; Dersin, Jennifer A conservation of resources approach to a natural disaster: Sense of coherence and psychological distress. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality; 1996 Sep Vol 11(3) 459-476. Azarian, Anait; Miller, Thomas W.; Skriptchenko-Gregorian, Vitali Baseline assessment of children traumatized by the Armenian earthquake. Child Psychiatry and Human Development; 1996 Fal Vol 27(1) 29-41. Prinstein, Mitchell J.; La Greca, Annette M.; Vernberg, Eric M.; Silverman, Wendy K. Children's coping assistance: How parents, teachers, and friends help children cope after a natural disaster. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology; 1996 Dec Vol 25(4) 463-475. Alschuler, Alfred S. Near death prophecies of disaster and the New Age: Are they true? Journal of Near Death Studies; 1996 Spr Vol 14(3) 159-177. Paton, Douglas Disasters, communities and mental health; Psychological influences on long-term impact. Community Mental Health in New Zealand; 1994 Vol 9(2) 3-14. Roje, Jasenka LA '94 earthquake in the eyes of children: Art therapy with elementary school children who were victims of disaster. Art Therapy; 1995 Vol 12(4) 237-243. Bergman, Stephen J. Male relational dread. Psychiatric Annals; 1996 Jan Vol 26(1) 24-28. Shaw, Jon A.; Applegate, Brooks; Schorr, Caryn Twenty-one-month follow-up study of school-age children exposed to Hurricane Andrew. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; 1996 Mar Vol 35(3) 359-364. Najarian, Louis M.; Goenjian, Armen K.; Pelcovitz, David; Mandel, Francine; et al Relocation after a disaster: Posttraumatic stress disorder in Armenia after the earthquake. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; 1996 Mar Vol 35(3) 374-383. MORE DISASTER RESEARCH CLICK HERE The following are references from the literature on stress and stressors: Brief, A.P. and George, J.M. Psychological stress and the workplace: A brief comment on Lazarus' outlook. Special Issue: Handbook on Job Stress. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 1991 Vol 6(7) 15-20. Cattell, H.B. The 16PF: Personality in depth. Institute for Personality and Ability Testing, Inc., Champaign, IL, 1989. Cattell, R.B. Handbook for the Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF). Institute for Personality and Ability Testing, Inc., Champaign, IL, 1992. Cole, G.E., Tucker, L.A. and Friedman, G.M. Absenteeism data as a measure of cost effectiveness of stress management programs. American Journal of Health Promotion, 1987 Spr Vol 1(4) 12-15. Collings, G.H. Stress containment through meditation. Prevention in Human Services, 1989 Vol 6(2) 141-150. 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