Professional Resources

 

Emergency triage toolkit (link : Info-trauma PDF)
Rapid diagnosis toolkit (link : Info-trauma PDF)
Printable guide for trauma victims (link : Info-trauma PDF)

Published International Literature On Traumatic Stress : PILOTS

 

Psychosocial Documents to Assist Disaster Mental Health Workers

Information about resources below was provided by International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies & Raymond Lafond.  

 

Personal services: psychosocial planning for disasters

Manual to assist in planning the delivery of psychosocial services - also describes psychosocial reactions of adults, children, and elderly and how to help:

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/emergency-urgence/pdf/pers_e.pdf

 

Reception centre service   

Manual to assist in planning and managing the delivery of emergency social services in a mass shelter:  

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/emergency-urgence/pdf/reception_centre_servic.pdf

 

Emergency food services: planning for disasters

Manual to assist in planning and managing the delivery of food in a mass shelter:     

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/emergency-urgence/pdf/emfood_e.pdf

 

Responding to stressful events: helping children cope

Brochure on how to help children aged 1-6 and 7-1 after a disaster:

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/oes-bsu-02/child-eng.php

 

Responding to stressful events: how to help adolescents cope

Brochure on how to help adolescents cope after a major disaster:

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/oes-bsu-02/teens-eng.php

 

Responding to stressful events: taking care of ourselves, our families and our communities

Brochure on how to look after ourselves, our family and our community when a major disaster strikes:        

http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/publicat/oes-bsu-02/comm-eng.php 

These brochures were published by the Public Health Agency of Canada, Ottawa (Ontario) K1A 0K9. The content can be reproduced at no expense for educational non-profit purposes, or as part of an awareness initiative, as long as its source is fully acknowledged. For more information concerning the psychosocial aspect of preparedness in situations of emergency, please consult the manual Emergency Response Services at the following link:
http://www.phac-aspc.gc.ca/emergency-urgence/index-eng.php

 

Professional Networks

 

LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a business-oriented social network launched in May 2003 and is mainly used for professional networking. As of February 2009, it had more than 35 million registered users.
http://www.linkedin.com

 

ResearchGate

ResearchGate.net allows users to post their profiles and link up with contacts. They may also include information such as publications, research skills and other useful information. Tools for collaborating, such as virtual conferencing, are coming soon.
https://www.researchgate.net

 

BioMedExperts

BioMedExperts is a new online community that connects biomedical researchers to each other through the display and analysis of the networks of co-authors with whom each investigator works to publish scientific papers.
http://www.biomedexperts.com

 

Trauma Research Labs in Canada 

 

PTSD Research Laboratory

Director : Alain Brunet, Ph.D.
Douglas Mental Health University Institute
McGill University, Montreal, Québec, Canada
http://www.douglasrecherche.qc.ca/groups/psychotrauma/index.asp?l=f

 

The Traumatic Stress Group

Director : Gordon Asmundon
University of Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

http://www.ttsg.ca/