Update on the Needs Assessment Team

The needs assessment team comprised of Dr. Jeffrey Taxman, Dr. Namita Rajouria-Malla and Dr. Ram Suresh Mahato started DPO’s relief mission in Nepal on May 22, 2015. DPO partnered with Rato Bangla School (RBS) in Lalitpur to conduct several training and supportive sessions at RBS for teachers, supporting staff, parents and high school students. Teachers […]

Nepal Response & DPO

Disaster Psychiatry Outreach (DPO) is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization formed to provide Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS) in the aftermath of disasters and terrorist events.  DPO was formed in 1998 though the goodwill of psychiatrists responding to the Swissair 111 aviation disaster, filling a gap present in services offered by responding groups.  We recognize […]

Disaster Psychiatry Outreach and the Inter Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS)

DPO seeks to work within the IASC Guidelines for MHPSS. The Inter Agency Standing Committee was established in 1992 by the United Nations and major NGOs and other organizations to ensure coordination of response and resources during disasters in order to optimize MHPSS response by facilitating collaboration and providing a consensus and evidence-based set of […]