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Dealing with stress from disasters
Psychosocial support following a disaster
In the hours, days and weeks after a disaster you may come across people who are worried, anxious, and uncertain about the future. Some will have experienced damage to their property, which means that they cannot live where they normally live. Others may have experienced injury to themselves or their loved ones. What we know from the research is that most people will be ok, especially if they have their usual resources to draw upon. Others will need more support.
Psychosocial fact sheets
- The Stress of Being Under Threat (94 KB)
- Common Reactions to Disasters (94 KB)
- Stress after emergencies (94 KB)
- Helping Children (94 KB)
- Helping Adolescents (94 KB)
- Families and disasters (94 KB)
- Coping Personally - Infomation for communities (94 KB)
- Coping Personally - Information for health staff and volunteers (94 KB)
- When someone you know has been through a traumatic experience (94 KB)
- A Guide for Emergency Response Workers and their Managers (94 KB)
- Supporting older adults after a disaster (94 KB)
- First Responder Safety Card.pdf (94 KB)
prepared by Dr Sarb Johal and Robyn Tuohy, JCDR, Massey University.
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Last updated on Friday 06 September 2019