Emergencies, disasters and infectious diseases, like any life stressor, challenge the way people cope. Whether one learns about them on television or experiences them personally, one can feel upset, fearful and anxious as a result, both for one’s own personal safety as well as that of one’s family, friends and community. Stressful events can also bring up feelings and memories of previous traumatic events thereby compounding the distress that people feel.
In light of this, the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and its Executive Staff have been involved in the development of various emergency preparedness resources, as well as engaged in various emergency preparedness planning activities (see links on the right).
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- Aftermath of Connecticut Mass Shooting at Elementary School: Resources on Coping with Violence and Stress
- 10th World Health Care Congress
(December 14, 2012): The shooting that took place today at an elementary school in Newton, Connecticut, resulting in at least 26 dead, including 20 children, challenges all of our communities to cope. The information in this resource is intended to be of help and support in coping with tragedies of this type.
Location: Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, Washington, DC
Date: April 8-10, 2013
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