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Psychology’s Role for Social, Political, and Humanitarian Crisis

Canada, as a home to people of the world, has citizens impacted in a myriad of ways, and psychological health is always paramount.

Click here to learn more about responsibly taking a public stance. 

Please share any specific resources for social, political, and humanitarian crises for PAA to consider adding here as a resource.

Advocacy

Learn more about PAA’s role as the voice of psychology in Alberta. Visit our advocacy webpage.
 
Learn more about initiatives your association has undertaken. Click Here. 
 
Listen to this recorded webinar on Effective Advocacy.

Human Rights

Psychological distress and trauma from humanitarian crises has long-term impacts on the health and well-being of those directly affected by the conflict and people worldwide who have families and friends in the region.

Click Here to read PAA’s Response to International Humanitarian Crisis.

Human Rights (apa.org)

Resources Provided for Specific Humanitarian Crisis

Please share any specific resources for additional humanitarian crises for PAA to consider adding here as a resource.

Information for Ukrainians Arriving in Alberta: Ukrainian Canadian Congress.

Action for Healthy Communities offers services for Ukrainian Newcomers in Edmonton

CPA is offering pro bono crisis interventions for individuals impacted by the war. Contact CPA for more information

Visit www.uatoabinfo.ca to learn more about Mental Health Supports available for individuals impacted by the war in Ukraine.

Contact Bill S. Lebedovich, PAA Life Member, for information about how you can contribute. For example, if you would like to volunteer your skills as a psychologist to those affected by the war. 

Psychologists can donate their services through CPA’s support program. Contact CPA for more information.

Red Cross launches Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal – Canadian Red Cross. Make a one-time or repeating donation to the Canadian Red Cross. Donations to the Ukraine Humanitarian Crisis Appeal will enable the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement to support humanitarian needs. Red Cross providing life-saving assistance for hundreds of thousands displace from Ukraine. Remain informed about the situation and needs of refugees from Ukraine. Hundreds of thousands of displaced by the war are assisted by the Red Cross.

Ukraine and impacted countries crisis. The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is the world’s largest humanitarian network and is guided by seven Fundamental Principles: humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, universality and unity.

As the crisis in Ukraine continues, so do our efforts to provide support to evacuees coming to our province, as well as host families offering places to stay. To help host families take care of themselves so they can take care of others, we developed a special resource document available in EnglishUkrainian, and Russian. For evacuees arriving in our province, there is new information about prescription coverage, as well as community-based resources we encourage host families to share. Every evacuee who needs healthcare will receive it, free of charge. If you have questions or comments, please email Ukraine.Inquiries@ahs.ca

To find more general and detailed  information visit: 

Read the full document of resources here: UCC website FAQ’s March 3’22

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