Navigation Links
Global Experts Convene to Discuss Emotional Trauma Caused by Disasters

American Red Cross Hosts Meeting on Lessons from 2004 Tsunami

WASHINGTON, Jan. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders from the international community of psychosocial support responders are meeting to discuss how disasters affect individuals and to present lessons learned from recovery operations in response to the 2004 tsunami. The conference will be held at the National Headquarters of the American Red Cross. The American Red Cross oversees and supports psychosocial support programs throughout the tsunami-affected region.

"Critical needs of people affected by the tsunami went beyond food, water and shelter," says Robert Laprade, Program Director of the Tsunami Recovery Program at the American Red Cross. "Our psychosocial support teams have helped hundreds of thousands of people overcome the emotional stress from losing loved ones, homes and belongings."

In addition to sharing lessons learned and key accomplishments from organizations' psychosocial responses to the tsunami and other disasters, the conference will focus on three key issues: assessing the impact of psychosocial support programs, clarifying the scope of the psychosocial support sector, and exploring the relative benefits of integrating psychosocial programs with other interventions versus implementing "stand-alone" programs.

Speakers at the conference will include renowned psychosocial experts such as Dr. Michael Wessells, Co-Chair of the Inter-Agency Standing Committee Task Force on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings, and Dr. Merry Bullock of the American Psychological Association. Two distinguished government ministers from the Maldives, Mr. Ibrahim Ismail Ali, Deputy Minister for the Ministry of Education and Ms. Mazeena Jameel, Director of the Child and Family Protection Authority, will also attend the meeting.

As part of the world's largest humanitarian network, the American Red Cross alleviates the suffering of victims of war, disaster and other international crises, and works with other Red Cross and Red Crescent societies to improve chronic, life-threatening conditions in developing nations. We reconnect families separated by emergencies and educate the American public about international humanitarian law. This assistance is made possible through the generosity of the American public.

SOURCE American Red Cross
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Transcept Pharmaceuticals to Present at the 2008 Merrill Lynch Global Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Device Conference
2. BD to Present at the Merrill Lynch Global Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology and Medical Device Conference
3. SXC Health Solutions to present at the 2008 UBS Global Healthcare Services Conference
4. Global Health and Business Leaders Announce 36-Month Effort to Expand Malaria Control in Africa; 3.5 Million Lives Could be Saved in Five Years, Study Finds
5. Weight Watchers to Present at Credit Suisse 10th Annual Global Services Conference
6. New CDC Global Survey Finds Tobacco Taking Massive Toll on Worlds Children
7. Global Sales Veteran Jack McGovern Joins MediKeeper
8. Fleishman-Hillard Names FFI Global Cause for 2008
9. Lighting up the powerful global smoking lobby
10. Global Pharmaceutical Launches: Best Practices for Winning Product Launch Successes
11. Global Environment partners provide additional $20 million to protect endangered habitats
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/27/2015)... Angeles, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... conversation at the recent 2015 American Dental Association meeting in Washington D.C. revolved around ... help protect a patient’s overall health. The talk stressed the link between periodontal disease ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 27, 2015 , ... An inventor, from Hopkinsville, Ky., thought ... at home, so he invented the patent-pending ELECTRONIC M.D. , The ELECTRONIC M.D. ... doing so, it could help to prevent potential overdose situations. As a result, ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... MPWH, the No.1 Herpes-only dating community in the world, revealed ... 1-1 ). More than 3.7 billion people under the age of 50 – or ... to WHO's first global estimates of HSV-1 infection . , "The data shocks us ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Keeping ... platform for mental health and wellness consultation, has collaborated with a leading web-based ... the knowledge gap experienced by parents and bring advice from parenting experts within ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Indosoft ... announces the incorporation of Asterisk 11 LTS (Long Term Support) into its Q-Suite ... LTS brings Q-Suite 5.10 up-to-date with a version of Asterisk that will receive ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/25/2015)... N.C. , Nov. 25, 2015 ... the planned investment of at least $15.8  Million ... Wilmington, NC . The expansion ... capacity to meet the growing demands of the ... site expansion will provide up to ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , Nov. 25, 2015  Henry Schein, Inc., the ... to office-based dental, medical and animal health practitioners, will ... the Henry Schein ConnectDental® Pavilion , which brings ... of open solutions designed to help any practice or ... here for a schedule of experts appearing at ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... 25, 2015  Trovagene, Inc. (NASDAQ: TROV ), ... Chief Executive Officer Antonius Schuh, Ph.D., is scheduled to ... Annual Piper Jaffray Healthcare Conference. th ... Palace Hotel in New York ... Mr. Schuh will be available for one-on-one meetings during ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: