Resources: Disasters

APA Disaster Response Network (DRN)

“The APA Disaster Response Network (DRN) is a group of approximately 2,500 licensed psychologists with training in disaster response who offer volunteer assistance to relief workers and survivors in the aftermath of disasters.” This site also includes information about reactions to trauma and strategies for managing trauma-related stress.
http://www.apa.org/practice/programs/drn/index.aspx

National Center for Disaster Preparedness, Columbia University

“The National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health works to understand and improve the nation’s capacity to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters. NCDP has four focus areas: system readiness, disaster recovery, citizen engagement, and vulnerable populations. NCDP carries out research and policy analysis in these areas, and provides education, training and technical support to public health workers, local and regional governments, and public health, hospital, and community partners.”
http://www.ncdp.mailman.columbia.edu/