Item description for Mental Health Services in Disasters: Manual for Humanitarian Workers (PAHO Occasional Publication) by Raquel E. Cohen...
Mental Health Services in Disasters: Manual for Humanitarian Workers, is composed of a noteworthy summary of the most updated knowledge in this field, in a world in which the effects from natural disasters are increasingly more dramatic - be they hurricanes, earthquakes, volcanoes, or floods, etc. Crucial aspects in the management of different disaster victims are emphasized, with special attention to those most vulnerable: the children, the aged, HIV patients, individuals with substance abuse problems and their interaction with other victims.
The manual is written in a simple and easy-to-read format for those persons who, in some way, are involved in providing relief to an effected population, as well as in the short and long-term psychosocial and psychophysiological repercussions from the disaster. It's main objective is to provide an orderly, immediate and efficient flow of relief, training public mental health elements and preventing already-identified adverse consequences.
Mental Health Services in Disasters: Manual for Humanitarian Workers is an instrument that will contribute to the greatest degree in decreasing the social and psychological consequences for all of those people affected by a disaster. Furthermore, it is complemented by the Instructor's Guide (published in the same collection) that serves to help those individuals who must create and execute training and orientation programs on mental health in disasters.
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Studio: Pan American Health Organization
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 5.9" Height: 0.3" Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Release Date Apr 1, 2000
Publisher Pan American Health Organization
ISBN 9275122733 ISBN13 9789275122730
Availability 0 units.
More About Raquel E. Cohen
Cohen is Associate Professor at the Harvard Medical School, superintendent of the Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center in Boston and director for mental health and mental retardation in the Harbor Area, Boston, MA.