Archive | 2015

Paris attacks

We are deeply saddened by the unfathomable losses and terrible events in Paris. We stand in solidarity and ready to offer assistance in any way. For more information on how we serve, please check out our website. To contact us directly, email us at info@disasterpsych.org or call 203-727-0923.

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 – what, who and when?

We are a small team relying on expertise and good will of our volunteers (primarily psychiatrists) to engage in supportive role after a disaster.  Our experience of thousands of volunteer hours since 1998 guides us on these typical interventions: Most practicing mental health professionals benefit from specific post disaster training – our 1-2 day scalable […]

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 […]

Nepal Earthquake Disaster

Nepal Earthquake Relief

We are responding to the Nepal earthquake and we need your support to implement our Mission. Our current fundraising goal of $30,000 will allow three teams to implement our proven strategies of needs assessment, care, training and support  on the ground.  All funds will be used to provide both short and long term care strategies. Please donate.  Every […]

Ebola Response and Aftercare

Disaster Psychiatry Outreach announces two significant partnerships relating to the ongoing fight against ebola. More Than Me is an organization caring for young girls in Liberia. The founder and CEO, Katie Meyler, has been recognized as an ebola fighter and TIME Magazine’s Person of the Year. DPO is offering one-on-one support to More Than Me staff and training for […]