Natural disasters and emergencies often result in highly stressful situations that can increase the possibility of violence. Stressors can include families being separated; lack of food, water, and shelter; economic loss; as well as disruptions in health and law enforcement services. Read more.
What is the Social Vulnerability Index (SVI)?
Social vulnerability refers to the resilience of communities when confronted by external stresses on human... Read More
What Katrina Taught Us About Disaster Mental Health
On the whole, the mental health establishment outshone most other emergency responders after Hurricane Katrina.... Read More
Effects of Traumatic Stress after Mass Violence, Terror, or Disaster
It is important to help survivors recognize the normalcy of most stress reactions to disaster.... Read More
Día de Muertos (Day of the Dead)
This week I have been interviewing local people here in Mexico City about their thoughts... Read More
Stress Management and Self-care
This issue of The Dialogue highlights how important it is for disaster responders to manage... Read More
Ebola Virus Disease
Ebola Virus Disease is caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. Symptoms... Read More