Disaster and Trauma

APAF Disaster Relief Fund

Contribute to the APA Foundation (APAF) Disaster Relief Fund. Collected funds go to support American Red Cross Disaster Mental Health services in response to recent events.

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Additional Resources

Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress: Disaster mental health resources for responders, providers, families, and community leaders are provided by this national academic-based organization dedicated to advancing trauma-informed knowledge, leadership, and methodologies.

SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center: Resources to help providers plan for and respond to behavioral health needs after a disaster, including crisis counseling.

APA Clinical Practice Guidelines: These guidelines provide evidence-based recommendations for the assessment and treatment of psychiatric disorders including Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Major Depressive Disorder.

District Branches Disaster Psychiatry Resources

View APA resources for District Branches and State Associations when providing consultation, communication, and training in disaster preparedness and response.

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