Building a Research Collection on Disaster Mental Health

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Saturday, November 6, 2010
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Speakers: Ardis Hanson - University Librarian, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute Research Library, USF; Claudia J. Dold - Assistant Librarian, Louis de la Parte Florida Mental Health Institute Research Library, USF

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Building a Research Collection on Disaster Mental Health

  1. 1. Disaster Mental Health Building a research level collection Ardis Hanson and Claudia J. Dold University of South Florida Tampa, FL
  2. 2. “Life was never the same again.”
  3. 3. After disaster, trauma remains
  4. 4. …staggering social and economic costs
  5. 5. What can be done? •Advanced preparation •Early intervention •Post-disaster intervention
  6. 6. A few statistics from 2009: 224 weather related disasters, affecting 55 million people
  7. 7. 3 million people were affected by man-made disasters
  8. 8. Statistics from 2009 • In the US, 91.4% of disasters were weather- related between January and November • FEMA declared 107 emergencies and disasters in the US, of which 52 were major disasters • Internationally, an estimated 25 million people were forced from their homes due to threat of violence
  9. 9. Disasters create vulnerable populations that need health and mental health services
  10. 10. Children suffer mental illnesses after disasters too
  11. 11. Mental health problems can be transmitted within families
  12. 12. PTSD affects between 12-16% of affected populations, including children
  13. 13. Whole communities need help
  14. 14. Disaster health professionals need to be trained to deal with crisis…
  15. 15. …and with mental health problems of disaster victims
  16. 16. Consider the problems of those refugees who cannot go home
  17. 17. Consider the problems of those refugees who do go home
  18. 18. The University of South Florida FMHI Research Library Collection on Disaster Mental Health
  19. 19. “All Hazards” Model
  20. 20. Definition of “disaster” • “Any event, real and/perceived, which threatens the well-being of citizens” • Natural or man-made • Population is global and includes all ethnic, cultural, racial, and religious groups
  21. 21. Collection Scope Facets = columns -nature and causes -prevention -Mitigation and/or response -vulnerable/at-risk/traumatized populations Domains = rows -Disaster/hazard/threat -Associated behavioral health conditions -Measurement/analysis/research method
  22. 22. The Decision Matrix Facets Domains F1 Nature Causes F2 Prevention F3 Mitigation Response F4 Vulnerable, At-risk, traumatized populations D1 Disaster Hazard/Threat D2 Associated Behavioral Health conditions D3 Measurement, Analysis, and research methods
  23. 23. Collect more than “Disaster Mental Health” titles
  24. 24. The Reach of the Collection Variety of : – Perspectives • Simple to advanced • Foreign materials – Audiences – Level of response and delivery of services – Every level of government
  25. 25. Populations: First Responders
  26. 26. Populations: Victims and Survivors
  27. 27. Intended Audience for the FMHI Disaster Mental Health Collection • USF researchers • Scholars across the globe • Inter-library loan users
  28. 28. Class Schedule Subject headings DEWEY NLM MESH BF176-176.5 Conspectus 3 Disasters--Psychological aspects--Testing 150.287 150.87 153.93 152.8 BF 176 Disasters Psychological tests See also names of specific tests BF723.D5 Conspectus 4 Disasters--Psychological aspects Disasters – Reactions to 155.4+ 136.722752 370.1523 WA 295 Disasters--Psychological aspects Survivors -- Psychological aspects Disaster Planning Mass Casualty Incidents War BF789.D5 Conspectus 4 Disasters--Psychological aspects September 11 Terrorist Attacks, 2001-- Psychological aspects. Terrorism victims' families -- Psychology. Terrorism -- Psychological aspects. Disaster victims |x Mental health services |x Planning Disaster victims |x Services for |x Planning Emergency medical services |x Planning Emergency management Disaster relief 155 303.625 WA 295 WM 170 HV 6430-33 Terrorism -- Psychological aspects. Disasters— “ Survivors – ‘’ September 11 Terrorist Attacks Mental health services |x Planning Emergency medical services |x Planning Disaster Planning Mass Casualty Incidents War BL65.T47 Violence |x Religious aspects. Terrorism |x Religious aspects 201.763+ WA 295 WM 170 HV 6430-33 War crimes Violence --Religious Beliefs Terrorism -- Religious Beliefs September 11 Terrorist Attacks [Incident Name Terrorist Attacks] BJ1475 Conspectus 2 Humanitarian assistance |x Standards. 361.74 BJ 1474 Special topics, by subject BL80.3 Radicalism |x Religious aspects Terrorism |x Religious aspects 322.1 WA295 Violence --Religious Beliefs Terrorism -- Religious Beliefs Terrorism |x prevention & control BP64.A32 Qaida (Organization) Islam and politics -- Africa, East. Jihad. Terrorism -- , East. Terrorism -- Government policy -- . , East -- Politics and government -- 21st century. , East -- Ethnic relations. 320.55709676 WA 295 WM 170 HV 6430-33 Terrorism DISASTER MH CLASS/SUBJECT MATRIX

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