• Describes the field of disaster mental and behavioral health and fosters resilience and recovery • Includes contributions from outstanding international experts in one volume with up-to-date in-depth analysis of the topic • Features a CD-ROM showing the original presentations from the conference on which the book is based
Dedication; List of contributors; Foreword; Preface; 1. Systems, science and populations, effective early mental health, intervention following mass trauma: the roles of government, clinicians and communities Beverley Raphael; 2. Factors in the development of community resilience to disasters Rose L. Pfefferbaum, Dori B. Reissman, Betty Pfefferbaum, Karen Fraser Wyche, Fran H. Norris and Richard W. Klomp; 3. Psychological first aid Patricia J. Watson; 4. Acute stress disorder and early interventions after trauma Richard A. Bryant; 5. The role of pharmacotherapy in early interventions Matthew J. Friedman; 6. Should culture considerations influence early intervention? Carl C. Bell; 7. Resilience is the default: how not to miss it? Arieh Y. Shalev and Yael Errera; 8. Epilogue – early intervention for individuals and communities: Planning for the future while meeting present needs Robert J. Ursano and Michael Blumenfield.
Joseph T. English, Michael Blumenfield, Robert J. Ursano, Beverley Raphael, Rose L. Pfefferbaum, Dori B. Reissman, Betty Pfefferbaum, Karen Fraser Wyche, Fran H. Norris, Richard W. Klomp, Patricia J. Watson, Richard A. Bryant, Matthew J. Friedman, Carl C. Bell, Arieh Y. Shalev, Yael Errera