Many organizations that assist in the aftermath of disasters often do not provide psychological relief. Although people tend to be rather resilient in the face of traumatic events, the psychological distress and possible psychopathology that can ensue should not be taken lightly. This manual was created to be used as a training tool for those involved in disaster relief and aid work. A review of the literature, mental health disorders, basic information about disasters, common stress reactions, and Psychological First Aid are included. Although Psychological First Aid has not really been systematically studied, it appears to be promising in aiding trauma survivors.
School of Behavioral Health
Arechiga, Adam L.
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
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Disaster Relief-Psychological Aspects, Disasters, Psychotherapy-Methods, Psychic Trauma, Traumatic Neuroses, Forensic Psychology, Stress Disorders-Traumatic-Psychology, Psychology-Pathological, Survivors-Psychology, First Aid- Psychology
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Cho, Jenny HaeYeon, "Disaster Relief and Psychological First Aid" (2015). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. Paper 189.
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