ERIC Number: ED476820
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2003-Mar-3
Disaster Response Networks in Uncertain Times: Practical Recommendations.
Heaps, Richard A.
This paper outlines the preparations necessary for state psychological associations to make a timely, well-coordinated, and successful mental health response to disaster or trauma. It is suggested that early planning, recruiting, training, connecting with an authorized disaster organization, forming a mental health coalition, organizing administrative and response procedures and personnel, and developing notification and communication procedures should place a state Disaster Response Network in a good position to adapt to changing demands and successfully provide emergency mental health services when needed. (GCP)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the American Psychological Association's Practice Organization State Leadership Conference (Washington, DC, March 3, 2003).