KATRINA - Disaster Relief Assistance
Click on the following links for information about Katrina Aid and Relief Effort (KARE) of the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) and the Society of Consulting Psychology (Division 13).
Click on the following links for information about Foundations of Disaster Mental Health training sponsored by APA's Disaster Response Network (DRN) and the Southeast Louisiana Chapter of the American Red Cross (ARC) to take place on August 9, 2006 in New Orleans:
Click here for a listing of psychological and educational organizations and institutions that may be helpful to psychology faculty and students from programs and institutions in the areas affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Click the following links for grant information from the National Institutes of Health and guidance from the Health Resources and Services Administration on obtaining generators and medical re-supply.
APA has formed a Task Force on Multicultural Training. Members have been appointed by APA President Ronald F. Levant, PhD. The APA Task Force on Multicultural Training is charged with developing and recommending ways in which culturally competent mental health services can be made available to persons and their families who have been victimized by Hurricane Katrina, and other disasters and their aftermath (flooding, displacements, evacuations, violence). The Task Force is expected to make recommendations to the APA Board of Directors regarding the direction and content of multicultural training efforts. Efforts may include ethnic specific content related to individual, family and community based interventions with the understanding that community and in some instances family relationships have been obliterated. Multicultural training recommendations should address a range of issues and be sensitive to influences of socio-economic status, health, age, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability status, etc., on appropriateness and effectiveness of interventions. Members of the Task Force are:
Henry Tomes, PhD, Chair
American Psychological Association
Scope and Purpose. APA has established a $50,000 fund to assist psychology education and training departments/institutions in the replacement of destroyed materials or other needs associated with the hurricane. Grants up to $5,000 will be made on a one-time basis. Funding may be used to offset the expenses associated with replacing supplies, books, journals, teaching resources, and other losses or costs associated with the hurricane.
Eligibility. Proposals will be accepted from psychology departments or programs of regionally accredited institutions of higher education or APA accredited training programs. Only one proposal may be submitted by an individual program.
Application Procedure. Proposals should be typewritten, and not exceed two single-spaced pages of text. The proposal must briefly explain the need for funding, and provide a detailed budget.
Proposal Review and Decision-Making<. Proposals will be reviewed by an ad hoc committee drawn from the APA Boards of Scientific Affairs (BSA) and Educational Affairs (BEA).
Deadline. Proposals must be postmarked no later than October 15, 2005. Review will be completed by early November, and funding decisions will be made by November 15.
Send Proposals to: Deborah McCall, Science Directorate, American Psychological Association, 750 First Street NE, Washington, DC 20002 or as an attachment to email addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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