DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH, 


PSYCHOSOCIAL CONSULTATION

 

and TRAINING

Bamboo Professionals are continually learning about and incorporating ecological, cultural, social and community perspectives and contexts into our disaster work, including crime, violence, and terrorism.

         

Areas of our disaster work:

          1) mitigation, designing to reduce the probability of occurrence and/or the magnitude of impacts

          2) preparedness, to increase the capacity to respond in the event of an emergency

          3) response, designing, development, and facilitation of programs and services

          4) research, monitoring, and evaluation, incorporating current best practices, evaluating effectiveness of current interventions, and contributing to global knowledge base

 

We conduct our work relying on the following principles:

  •  A deep knowledge of applicable scientific information and best   practices

  •  A thorough and ongoing needs assessment

  •  Culturally sensitive community mobilization and capacity development

  •  Utilize existing social structures and resources to effect psychosocial   healing and resilience development

  •  Training of lay and professional interdisciplinary staff

  •  Staff care, safety and security

  •  Coordination and cooperation with other local, national, and   international involved programs, organizations and institutions.

  •  The development and implementation of a useful quantitative and   qualitative monitoring and evaluation design 

 

Responding to the following types of critical incident and disasters:

     Natural Disasters, Crime, Violence, Sexual Abuse and Terrorism, War and Torture, Airplane, Train, Ship, Bus, and Mass-Casualty Auto Incidents, Technological and Industrial Failures, Inherent Systemic Issues Resulting in Injury or Death (such as Historical Trauma to First Nations, Child Protections, Foster Care, Adult Protection, Corrections and Prisons, Law Enforcement, Special Education, Urban Issues of Inequity)

 

Specific work sampling: 

• Child protection systems,  abuse prevention & response,  worker mental health &  psychosocial support intervention and activities 

• Implement mental health and psychosocial community-based supports and protection approaches and interventions with an inclusive approach

• Knowledge and experience with different types of psychosocial interventions and their adaptation to local context 

• Counseling and stress management and skills training• Knowledge of adult and child learning in crises, and the facilitation and transfer of knowledge

• Training at international guidelines levels with proven tools in psychosocial support 

• Staff and volunteer care, mentoring, and peer team development

• Understanding and utilization of local social system resources