The Crisis, Disaster and Trauma Psychology Section exists to provide its members with a central hub where issues of psychological trauma can be explored, research and evidence-based treatments can be examined, and ongoing standards of best practice can be established.
How can psychology inform disaster management?Show content
This publication highlights the roles of psychologists in education, preparation and training for disasters.
It also looks at what psychologists can offer to the response to disasters, including the psychological interventions that can help victims, and at psychologists' research into disasters and their management.
The publication resulted from a symposium on the above topic held at the London offices of the British Psychological Society in March 2017 and organised by the Society's Crisis, Disaster and Trauma Section and, in particular by its chair, Dr Noreen Tehrani.
Advice and Guidance Following Traumatic IncidentsShow content
Disaster ResourcesShow content
These resources include areas of knowledge relevant to the epidemiology and assessment of psychological reactions to disasters, as well as their ethical, cultural, legal, and research aspects. It also includes material on planning and intervention before, during, and after major incidents. They are deliberately selective with the aim of directing members to those resources that in the opinion of the Crisis, Disaster and Trauma Section are likely to be among those that are up to date and as far as possible evidence-based.
The resources represent a starting point for those involved in disaster responding and we hope provide a useful introduction to the many facets of this work.
A number of excellent resources are available for professionals and the general public during the current pandemic.
To assist with navigating through the large amount the committee have produced an extensive list of resouces which have been reviewed and recommended by committee members.
If you have come across other resources you think should be included please let us know why you have found them particularly helpful by emailing [email protected]