Mental Health and Disasters

Mental Health and Disasters Author Yuval Neria
ISBN-10 9780521883870
Release 2009-07-20
Pages 624
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A reference on mental health and disasters, focused on the full spectrum of psychopathologies associated with many different types of disasters.

Geriatric Mental Health Disaster and Emergency Preparedness

Geriatric Mental Health Disaster and Emergency Preparedness Author John A. Toner, PhD
ISBN-10 0826122221
Release 2010-04-01
Pages 448
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"Geriatric Mental Health Disaster and Emergency Preparedness significantly contributes to the somewhat limited literature available on this topic." --The Gerontologist "This is a must-read book for clinicians, service providers, policy makers, program planners, and teachers in the fields of mental health, aging, and emergency preparedness." From the Foreword by Robert N. Butler, MD This book provides a comprehensive overview of the essential information that everyone working, or hoping to work in the field of aging, should know about disasters, emergencies, and their effects on the mental health and well-being of older persons. It provides the reader with evidence-based approaches for identifying and classifying mental health problems, such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression, and substance use disorders in older adults, which may occur during and post disasters/emergencies. Specific attention is given to the special needs and approaches to the care of at-risk groups of older persons such as veterans and holocaust survivors; older adults who are isolated, dependent, have mobility problems, communication deficits, are cognitively impaired, or have other co-morbidities; elders who use meals-on-wheels, vital medications, or home care; or older persons who are in senior centers, nursing homes, or assisted living settings. Key Features Increases understanding of the mental health issues in older adults Provides tools that can foster resiliency and recovery at the community, group, and individual levels Influences the development of positive responses to disasters that can potentially minimize adverse mental and physical outcomes in older persons and maximize individual and group recovery


Disasters Author George Christodoulou
ISBN-10 9781443893244
Release 2016-05-11
Pages 355
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The issue of the mental health consequences of disasters is always timely, but, at present, its consideration serves a pressing need if one takes into account the great number of co-existing and super-imposed disasters occurring throughout the world. Taking Greece as an example, on top of the economic disaster that has produced serious mental health problems, the country is faced with a serious refugee problem produced by human-made disasters that have occurred elsewhere and produce serious mental health problems to the refugees and the host population alike. This volume deals with the mental health consequences of Natural Disasters, Human-made Disasters, and a third category, Economic Disasters. This volume will help contribute to more efficient management and mitigation of the mental health effects of such disasters.

Disasters and mental health

Disasters and mental health Author Center for Mental Health Studies of Emergencies (U.S.)
ISBN-10 UCAL:B5018846
Release 1985
Pages 214
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Disasters and mental health has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Disasters and mental health also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Disasters and mental health book for free.

Methods for Disaster Mental Health Research

Methods for Disaster Mental Health Research Author Fran H. Norris
ISBN-10 9781593853105
Release 2006
Pages 326
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The editors have done a marvelous job of creating an instructive and well-written book that is a must read for anyone who conducts disaster-related mental health research or who is involved in recovery planning and public health practice. For students, professionals, researchers, and policymakers, the book provides a solid foundation in research methods and includes wonderful explanations. I wholeheartedly recommend this book as a standard text for disaster research. It supplies the framework for good data collection, and good data are what support sound policy decisions."--CDR Dori B. Reissman, MD, MPH, U.S. Public Health Service and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention This authoritative book will be of interest to anyone involved in studying the mental health consequences of large-scale traumatic events or in measuring the effectiveness of postdisaster interventions. The book considers disasters from different perspectives and translates their chaotic aftermath into feasible research ideas and approaches. Contributing authors, all experienced researchers and practitioners, present a wide range of methods and strategies used in epidemiology, program evaluation, and public mental health planning in the aftermath of natural or technological disasters and terrorism. Descriptions of exemplary studies bring to life the associated logistical and scientific challenges and show how these challenges can be addressed using high-quality research designs.

Disasters and Mental Health

Disasters and Mental Health Author Juan José López-Ibor, Jr.
ISBN-10 9780470021248
Release 2005-01-28
Pages 288
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This title provides a comprehensive overview of clinical, epidemiological, psychobiological, psychosocial and service organization aspects of disaster psychiatry. It takes a practical approach and includes a series of reports on significant experiences made in this field in various regions of the world. An Unbiased and reliable reference point, endorsed by the WPA Includes contributions from internationally acclaimed experts

Proceedings of the 6th Rocky Mountain Region Disaster Mental Health Conference

Proceedings of the 6th Rocky Mountain Region Disaster Mental Health Conference Author George W. Doherty
ISBN-10 9781932690569
Release 2008
Pages 104
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Events around the world continue to present challenges for first responders and mental health professionals. This volume focuses on presentations made November 8-10, 2007, at the Rocky Mountain Region Disaster Mental Health Institute's annual Disaster Mental Health Conference.

Interventions Following Mass Violence and Disasters

Interventions Following Mass Violence and Disasters Author Elspeth Cameron Ritchie
ISBN-10 9781593855895
Release 2007-06-25
Pages 430
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Grounded in the best science available, this essential volume presents practical guidelines for effective clinical intervention in the immediate, intermediate, and long-term aftermath of large-scale traumatic events. Vital lessons learned from a variety of mass traumas and natural disasters are incorporated into the book's thorough review of strategies for helping specific victim and survivor populations. The editors and authors include over 40 leading experts in disaster mental health. Of crucial importance, they clearly summarize the empirical evidence supporting each intervention and provide other guidance based on experience and consensus recommendations.

Proceedings of the 5th Rocky Mountain Region Disaster Mental Health Conference

Proceedings of the 5th Rocky Mountain Region Disaster Mental Health Conference Author George W. Doherty
ISBN-10 9781932690378
Release 2007
Pages 128
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Recent years have seen an extraordinary number of major disasters, critical incidents and other events that have had major impacts on our world. The 2004 tsunami, hurricanes Rita and Katrina, and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan affect millions of lives daily. Potential events such as Avian Flu pandemic, global warming and the increasing threats of spreading unrest in the Middle East are concerns that weigh heavily on us all. November 8-11, 2006, the Rocky Mountain Region Disaster Mental Health Institute held their Annual four-day Disaster Mental Health Conference. The theme of the conference was "TAKING CHARGE IN TROUBLED TIMES: Response, Resilience, Recovery and Follow-up." This edition contains the major papers presented at the conference and summaries of additional presentations. They address some of the major crisis events confronting our societies in recent years, namely, large disasters such as hurricanes Katrina and Rita; case studies such as Abu Ghraib, and traumatic events such as a night club suicide bombing, the role of cultural sensitivity and ethics in disaster settings, resilience, and the importance of planning, education and taking care of our first responders and mental health professionals. An additional concern with information includes information about preparation of communities and families for deployment and return of military personnel. The importance of planning for how mental health personnel can respond in the event of an Avian Flu Pandemic is also discussed. Presenters are drawn from researchers and responders from Wyoming, the United States, and the United Kingdom. http: // The Rocky Mountain Region Disaster Mental Health Institute is a 501(c)3 Non-profit Organization

Disaster Mental Health Services

Disaster Mental Health Services Author Diane Garaventa Myers
ISBN-10 1583910638
Release 2005
Pages 285
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Disaster mental health is a growing field of practice designed to help victims and relief workers learn to effectively cope with the extreme stresses they will face in the aftermath of a disaster. The goal of disaster mental health is to prevent the development of long-term, negative psychological consequences, such as PTSD. This book assists clinicians and traumatologists in "making the bridge" between their clinical knowledge and skills and the unique, complex, chaotic, and highly political field of disaster. It combines information from a vast reservoir of prior research and literature with the authors' practical and pragmatic experience in providing disaster mental health services in a wide variety of disasters.

Disaster Mental Health Around the World and Across Time an Issue of Psychiatric Clinics

Disaster Mental Health  Around the World and Across Time  an Issue of Psychiatric Clinics Author Craig L. Katz
ISBN-10 9780323188708
Release 2013-09-25
Pages 474
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Disasters! Looking beyond their acute impact to how they affect communities in the years that follow is the focus of discussion in this issue of Psychiatric Clinics. Reviews of cases of well known disasters such as 9/11, the 2004 South Asian tsunami, Hurricane Katrina, the Haiti earthquake of 2010, the 3/11/11 "triple disaster" in Northern Japan, and others are presented from the perspective of local experts who have been asked to take a long view of what they learned and may still be learning from their post-disaster experiences that mental health professionals faced with future disasters should know. World renown experts in disaster psychiatry and global psychiatry, Craig Katz and Anand Pandya, lead this publication.

Disaster Mental Health Counseling

Disaster Mental Health Counseling Author Mark A. Stebnicki, PhD, LCP, DCMHS, CRC, CCM
ISBN-10 9780826132895
Release 2016-12-07
Pages 364
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Focuses on understanding cultural and psychosocial contexts to promote optimal healing for disaster survivors This is the first book for mental health professionals working with survivors of mass trauma to focus on the psychosocial and culture contexts in which these disasters occur. It underscores the importance of understanding these environments in order to provide maximally effective mental health interventions for trauma survivors and their communities. Global in scope, the text addresses the foundations of understanding and responding to the mental health needs of individuals and groups healing from traumas created by a wide range of natural and human-made critical events, including acts of terrorism, armed conflict, genocide, and mass violence by individual perpetrators. Designed for professional training in disaster mental health, and meeting CACREP standards, the text promotes the knowledge and skills needed to work with the psychosocial aspects of individual and group adaptation and adjustment to mass traumatic experience. Reflecting state-of-the-art knowledge, the book offers detailed guidelines in assessment and brief interventions related to survivors’ posttraumatic stress symptoms and complex trauma associated with being at the epicenter of extraordinary stressful and traumatic events. In addition, this book also covers critical issues of self-care for the professional. Illustrated with first-person accounts of disaster survivors and case scenarios, this book emphasizes how counselors and other mental health professionals can foster resilience and wellness in individuals and communities affected by all types of disasters.Key Features: Considers disaster and mass trauma response from a culturally and globally relevant perspective—the first book of its kind Addresses CACREP’s clinical standards and content areas related to disaster mental health response Covers many types of disasters and categories of survivors Includes updated information on PTSD, complex trauma, and self-care Addresses cultivating resiliency in individual and group survivors along with social justice issues

Manual for child health workers in major disasters

Manual for child health workers in major disasters Author Norman L. Farberow
ISBN-10 PURD:32754076103096
Release 1981
Pages 106
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Manual for child health workers in major disasters has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Manual for child health workers in major disasters also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Manual for child health workers in major disasters book for free.

Responding to Disaster

Responding to Disaster Author Linda S. Austin
ISBN-10 0880484640
Release 1992
Pages 256
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From earthquakes to the Persian Gulf War to mass murder in a small Texas town, communities are often ill-prepared to deal with the lingering consequences of disasters. This volume serves as a guide to organizing mental health services when disaster strikes a community. Through firsthand accounts of real-life disasters, experts in disaster response work illustrate how to evaluate disaster impact, organize a clinical response, and train mental health professionals to deal with these unique situations.

Vicarious Trauma and Disaster Mental Health

Vicarious Trauma and Disaster Mental Health Author Gertie Quitangon
ISBN-10 9781317644897
Release 2015-02-11
Pages 228
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Vicarious Trauma and Disaster Mental Health focuses on the clinician and the impact of working with disaster survivors. Floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, mass shootings, terrorism and other large-scale catastrophic events have increased in the last decade and disaster resilience has become a national imperative. This book explores vicarious traumatization in mental health providers who respond to massive disasters by choice or by circumstance. What happens when clinicians share the trauma and vulnerability from the toll taken by a disaster with the victims they care for? How can clinicians increase resilience from disaster exposure and provide mental health services effectively? Vicarious Trauma and Disaster Mental Health offers insight and analysis of the research and theory behind vicarious trauma and compares and contrasts with other work-impact concepts such as burnout, compassion fatigue and secondary traumatic stress. It proposes practical evidence-informed personal strategies and organizational approaches that address five cognitive schemas (safety, esteem, trust, control and intimacy) disrupted in vicarious trauma. With an emphasis on the psychological health and safety of mental health providers in the post-disaster workplace, this book represents a shift in perspective and provides a framework for the promotion of worker resilience in the standard of practice in disaster management.

Disaster Mental Health Interventions

Disaster Mental Health Interventions Author James Halpern
ISBN-10 9781317227168
Release 2017-06-26
Pages 218
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Disaster Mental Health Interventions uses DSM-5 diagnostic criteria and the latest research to help build disaster mental health intervention skills that will last a lifetime. Students and emerging professionals across the fields of mental health counseling, social work, school counseling, spiritual care, and emergency management will appreciate the accessible tone, level of detail, and emphasis on practice. Case studies and anecdotes from experienced professionals add an additional level of depth and interest for readers.

Behavioral Health Response to Disasters

Behavioral Health Response to Disasters Author Julie Framingham
ISBN-10 9781439821237
Release 2012-04-23
Pages 441
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Disasters can cause long-term disruptions to the routines of individuals and communities, placing survivors at risk of developing serious mental health and substance abuse problems. Disaster behavioral health services provide emotional support, help normalize stress reactions, assess recovery options, and encourage healthy coping behaviors. They also connect survivors to community resources that can assist the recovery process. Today’s increasing frequency and intensity of disasters merit greater focus on the development of modalities for intervention and mitigation against the psychological impacts of disaster. In Behavioral Health Response to Disasters, professionals with years of practice, research, and national advisory board service review and discuss key topics in the field. Highlighting the themes of cultural competence and evidence-based practice, this volume: Presents an interdisciplinary approach to examining specific disaster behavioral health topics Considers how an individual’s culture may impact willingness to seek out and accept services Incorporates research on vulnerable or at-risk populations who are likely to suffer disproportionately more adverse psychological consequences of disaster Discusses clinical studies of cognitive behavioral treatments for disaster-related distress and post-traumatic stress disorder In the past two decades, disaster behavioral health research, policy, and practice have grown exponentially. This volume covers the wide variety of issues in this emerging field, highlighting concerns that we must address in order to create more disaster-resilient communities.