Thoughts on early intervention

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The concept of early psychological intervention in response to traumatic events has been a compelling notion since World War I. Recently, its wisdom applied to mass disasters such as September 11 th, has been called into question. A review of relevant research reveals support for its continued utilization, but not without caution. Crisis intervention, in response to mass disasters, should consist of an integrated multi-component intervention system.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)207-210
Number of pages4
JournalInternational journal of emergency mental health
Issue number4
StatePublished - Sep 1 2001
Externally publishedYes


  • Crisis intervention
  • Critical Incident Stress Debriefing (CISD)
  • Critical Incident Stress Management (CISM)
  • Disaster
  • Early intervention
  • Terrorism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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