Web Links

This section will provide information on other web sites with disaster and trauma content. Readers who come across such sites are invited to pass this information on to the Editor of the Journal for inclusion in these pages. Email a message to Trauma.Webmaster@massey.ac.nz with the URL of the web site and a short one or two sentence description of the information contained therein. (Note: As a public institution, we cannot endorse web sites of a primarily commercial nature.)


David Baldwin's Trauma Information Pages

URL: http://www.trauma-pages.com/
The Trauma Information Pages site concentrates on emotional trauma, including Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and disaster mental health response, whether following individual traumatic experience(s) or a large scale natural disaster.
The primary target audience is clinicians, researchers, and students interested in traumatic-stress, but information and supportive links are provided for trauma survivors (and friends) as well. Much of the comprehensive information at this site can easily be translated into five foreign languages using Alta Vista's translation service. This award-winning site began on 19 April 1995 (one month after the Oklahoma City bombing), and is updated monthly.
Contact: David Baldwin


Federal Emergency Management Agency - FEMA

URL: http://www.fema.gov/
The Federal Emergency Management Agency -- FEMA -- is an independent agency of the USA federal government, reporting to the President. Since its founding in 1979, FEMA's mission has been clear: to reduce loss of life and property and protect the nation's critical infrastructure from all types of hazards through a comprehensive, risk-based, emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.


Center for Excellence in Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance

URL: http://www.coe-dmha.org/
The Center's mission is to promote effective civil-military management in international humanitarian assistance, disaster response and peacekeeping through education, training, research and information programs.
Contacts page


NZ Ministry of Civil Defence & Emergency Management

URL: http://www.civildefence.govt.nz/
This site provides access to resources for the public, schools, businesses and the civil defence sector to prepare and respond to disasters in New Zealand.
It includes links to the advisory sites of Get Ready - Get Thru at www.getthru.govt.nz/ for the public.


Disasters: Guides for preparation, coping and clean up

Let’s Get Ready
http://www.sesamestreet.org/sites/default/files/media_folders/Images/PSEG_ePrepFamilyGuide_R10FINAL.pdf
This colourful print-ready family guide makes use of Sesame Street characters to help prepare your children for a disaster and create a family emergency plan and emergency kit.

Helping Children Cope with Disasters and Traumatic Events
http://www.med.umich.edu/yourchild/topics/disaster.htm
Disasters like tornados, earthquakes, hurricanes, floods, fires, or violent acts can be very scary for children. Children may relate what they see on the news to themselves and their lives. This helpful guide provides advice and support for parents of children of various ages.

Fact Sheet: Clean Up Safely After a Disaster
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/cleanup/facts.html
There are various dangers which exist following disasters. This guide provides advice and guidance on how to recognise and deal with these dangers in a safe manner.


Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies

URL: http://www.astss.org.au/site/
The Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies is a forum for extending the understanding of prevention and treatment of major stress and trauma within the Australasian region.


Disaster Mental Health

URL: http://www.eyeofthestorminc.com/
This page (and material in selected links to other web sites) will continue to provide lots of information about disaster mental health (DMH) concepts, techniques, disaster preparedness, and about volunteering with the American Red Cross DMH team. The site includes detailed material on phases of response to disaster, typical reactions to traumatic events, defusing and debriefing techniques, self-care tips that can help victims and relief workers, and planning checklists to help manage relief operations. The site's information is also helpful to those processing other non-disaster traumatic life events (e.g.,
serious accidents, sudden loss of family, friends, or pets, health crises, and crime victimization) covering loss, grief, and bereavement. There is an extensive bibliography.
Contact: John D Weaver, PA LSW, ACSW, CBHE


Disaster and Emergency Management on the Internet

( Staffordshire Raynet, The Radio Amateurs' Emergency Network in Staffordshire.)
URL: http://www.keele.ac.uk/depts/por/disaster.htm
Compiled by Martin Harrison G3USF for Staffordshire Raynet, this site provides an extensive up to date list of links to current and recent disasters, types of disasters, emergency management, government organisations by country, various agencies (international, non-governmental & voluntary), journals and institutes.
Contact: Martin Harrison.


Portale Italiano di Psicotraumatologia e Psicoterap

URL: http://www.psicotraumatologia.com/links_psicotraumatologia.htm
A variety of links on psycho-traumatology. Also other general and specialised links at http://www.psicotraumatologia.com/
Contact: Michele Giannantonio


Psychosocial Assistance Without Borders


http://pawb.cfsites.org
PAWB's mission is to provide humanitarian workers with psychosocial training to increase their ability to help victims recover from natural and human-made disasters. Services include stress management solutions to prevent worker burnout and vicarious traumatization. PAWB consults for "ethnomedical competence," the synergistic balance of Western and regionally-situated therapies and healing practices, customized to match a population with an optimal set of therapies.
Contact: Siddharth Ashvin Shah, M.D., M.P.H. ( pawb99@gmail.com)


Conference Proceedings

URL: http://www.angelfire.com/biz/odoc/page.html
This is the entry page to the Conference Proceedings of the 1999 Rocky Mountain Region Disaster Mental Health Conference held in Laramie, WY.

Rocky Mountain Region Disaster Mental Health Newsletter

URL: http://www.angelfire.com/biz3/news
This is a new beginning site for the Rocky Mountain Region Disaster Mental Health Newsletter. Hopefully, this will develop into a Disaster Mental Health online Journal. Contributors are welcome.

Contact: George W. Doherty P.O. Box 786 Laramie, WY EMAIL: GeorgeDoherty@mail2consultant.com


Disaster Mental Health Institute

URL: http://www.usd.edu/dmhi/
We are a State of South Dakota Board of Regents Center of Excellence, and offer an Undergraduate Minor in Disaster Response, and a doctoral specialty track in Clinical/Disaster Psychology. We also host an annual national conference on Advances in Disaster Psychology.
Contact: dmhi@usd.edu
Disaster Mental Health Institute University of South Dakota - SDU 116 414 East Clark Street Vermillion, SD 57069-2390 Phone: 605-677-6575 or 800-522-9684 Fax: 605-677-6604


Los Angeles Center for traumatic stress and sudden bereavement

URL: http://www.losangelescenter.org/
The Los Angeles Center for traumatic stress and sudden bereavement is a non-profit community organization that services children and adolescents in South-Central Los Angeles. The Center provides evaluation and assessment of these children following an acute event, with the mission of preventing the development of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as well as associated problems including Major Depression and Substance-Related Disorders. The Center also provides continuing education lectures to mental health professionals by internationally renowned scholars.
Contact: info@losangelescenter.org

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Set of Links

http://www.arkadia.com/usa/web-directory/Health/Mental_Health/Disorders/Anxiety/Post_Traumatic_Stress/
Arkadia has developed a wide network set of links to various aspects of post traumatic stress disorder. Links to associations, personal stories, support groups and treatments are listed.

The Guide to PTSD and Drug Addiction

http://www.recoveryconnection.org/addiction-post-traumatic-stress-disorder-treatment/
Signs, symptoms and treament options for PTSD.


Info-Trauma

(PTSD information)
http://www.info-trauma.org
INFO-TRAUMA is a bilingual (English/French) web site (www.info-trauma.org) made especially for victims of a traumatic event, their loved ones and mental health professionals. The Douglas Mental Health University Institute and the McGill University meet a need for quality information (HON code certified) on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) with this interactive website, which is actually the first to be created of its kind. The site’s objective is to help victims demystify PTSD, put a name on their disorder, take care of themselves and get help. INFO-TRAUMA has case studies and references from over 35 countries to help those in need get psychological and juridical help.


Air-Rescuetek

URL: http://www.air-rescuetek.com/
Air-Rescuetek.com is dedicated to reporting international air medical and air rescue news, reports and product/system updates. The web site provides daily news bulletins and monthly newsletters.
Contact: Sara Waddington


The Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma

URL: http://www.traumaweb.org/
The Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma is a non-profit organization dedicated to improve the lives of those who suffer from trauma and stress, and their families. The Traumaweb site contains information regarding trauma, stress, resiliency and coping, and offers useful advice and self-help strategies by the center’s professional staff.
Contact: mail@traumaweb.org


National Center for PTSD

A program of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
http://www.ptsd.va.gov/
The National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) was created within the Department of Veterans Affairs in 1989, in response to a Congressional mandate to address the needs of veterans with military-related PTSD. Its mission was, and remains: To advance the clinical care and social welfare of America's veterans through research, education, and training in the science, diagnosis, and treatment of PTSD and stress-related disorders. This website is provided as an educational resource concerning PTSD and other enduring consequences of traumatic stress.

PTSD Research Quarterly

http://www.ptsd.va.gov/professional/publications/ptsd-rq.asp
The PTSD Research Quarterly contains review articles written by guest experts on specific topics related to PTSD. Each article contains a selective bibliography with abstracts and a supplementary list of annotated citations. Free full text articles 1990-


Calm Clinic

http://www.calmclinic.com/
This is a resource website that provides some of the essential information necessary to begin fighting anxiety. It covers not just the main information such as causes, symptoms and treatment options, but also provides a unique anxiety test. The test is fairly comprehensive and helps identify what factors may be at work and where to start attacking it.

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