Title

Introducing Embedded Indigenous Psychological Support Teams: A Suggested Addition to Psychological First Aid in an International Context

Publication Date

2012

Document Type

Article

Abstract

The current article introduces Embedded Indigenous Psychological Support Teams (IPST) as a possible addition to current disaster relief efforts. This article highlights psychological first aid in an international context by drawing on mainstream disaster relief models such as The American Red Cross, Critical Incident Stress Management, and Flexible Psychological First Aid. IPST are explained as teams utilizing techniques from both CISM and FPFA with a focus on resiliency. It is currently theorized that in utilizing IPST existing disaster relief models may be more effective in mitigating negative physical or mental health consequences post-disaster.

Publication Title

International Journal of Emergency Mental Health

Volume

14

Issue

4

First Page

289

Last Page

296

Version

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