Psychosocial Impacts of Disasters: Assisting Community Leaders
Assisting Community Leaders with the Psychosocial Impacts of Disaster
March 12, 2020
Dr. Andrew J. McLean spoke to the best practices for responding to the psychosocial impacts of disasters. This session focused on understanding the importance of risk communication to mitigate mental health problems during disasters, reviewed the phases of disaster as it pertains to mental health, and provided an overview of risk and protective factors for individuals and communities faced with disaster. In 2011, Dr. McLean received the American Psychiatric Association Bruno Lima Award for Outstanding Contributions to Disaster Psychiatry and brings this notable experience to the session.