Crisis Intervention Programs For Disaster Victims: A Source Book And Manual For Smaller Communities
Tierney, Kathleen J.
Disaster Research Center
This monograph has been written, in part, as a consequence of the growing interest in the delivery of emergency mental health services to residents of disaster-stricken areas. It is designed to provide knowledge of both a theoretical and a practical nature which can aid personnel on the state and local level in planning and carrying out disaster-related mental health programs that are efficiently and effectively organized. In short, our focus in the report is on making recommendations for post-disaster mental health programs based on systematic research findings. Although the report attempts to take into account the characteristics of the smaller community--thr rural area or small town relatively far removed from the resources of the large urban complex--the findings and recommendations it contains sould be of even wider interest and applicability.
Crisis Intervention , Disaster Victims , Smaller Communities , Mental Health