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Helping Survivors: Early Interventions Following Disaster and Mass Violence

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This page shares five elements that are related to better early- and mid-term recovery after disasters, including promoting a sense of psychological safety, promoting calming, and instilling hope. It also discusses Psychological First Aid (PFA), an evidence-informed, modular approach for helping disaster survivors, and explains how PFA can be used to reduce distress through eight core actions.
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National Center for PTSD (PTSD)