The establishment of the Psychosocial SIG was approved by the WADEM Board of Directors in March 2012. Any WADEM member in good standing with expertise or interest in the psychosocial aspects of disasters is eligible to join the special interest group.
SIG members are strongly encouraged to send any psychosocial documents developed by your regional/national groups for inclusion on the links below.
Mission: To pursue didactic, research, policy, and operational excellence in international disaster preparedness, response, and recovery, including the prevention and mitigation of psychosocial stress and the promotion of resilience.
Vision: To enhance the role of disaster mental health specialists in responding to and providing support across the different phases of a disaster.
The objectives of the Psychosocial SIG are to: