Disaster Response Network
The Psychologists’ Association of Alberta Disaster Response Network (PAA DRN) targets the psychological well-being/mental health needs of disaster victims and responders who are involved in disasters with focus on serving those who have suffered trauma as a result of a disaster.
The PAA DRN provides psychological/mental health services primarily during the recovery phase of the disaster, and psychologists will not generally be called upon to attend at the site of the disaster.
Victims of disasters and responders can access this service by contacting the PAA office. The office will provide the caller with two or three names from the PAA DRN volunteer list. Psychologists should expect to hear directly from the client or referring agency.
Disclaimer: The Psychologists’ Association of Alberta assumes no liability for any of the psychological services provided, nor does the PAA warrant or guarantee the availability of any particular psychological services, or their quality. Participants are required to carry their own liability insurance.
We encourage members with trauma expertise to join our PAA Disaster Response Network; and for all members to donate to the Red Cross.
Current DRN Co-ordinator: Dr Judy Moench