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Psychosocial Information Sheets

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A disaster is a special and unusual reality, due to its sudden and unpredictable nature and the magnitude of the losses it causes. A disaster can disrupt the everyday lives of the people affected physically, psychologically, socially, materially, financially and environmentally. Despite the uncertainties and the losses it may cause, such a situation calls on the capacity of individuals, families, communities and society as a whole to adapt and organize, soliciting mutual aid and solidarity from everyone.

After a disaster

This is an information tool for people directly or indirectly affected by a disaster. In addition to presenting the reactions people may have in such circumstances, this quick reference offers means of adapting better to the situation and information on the available resources.

Coping with a traumatic event

This is an information tool for people directly or indirectly affected by a traumatic event, especially a disaster. It presents information on frequent reactions, the symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and ways to take care of oneself and consult the available resources.

My child was confronted with a traumatic event

This is an information tool for parents whose child was confronted with a traumatic event, especially a disaster. It presents specifics on reactions observed in children, information on post-traumatic stress disorder, ways to help your child, and how to recognize when to consult the available resources.

Psychosocial Support for People Affected by Spring Flooding

Many regions of Québec are currently faced with major flooding affecting hundreds of citizens. For help or psychosocial support, flood victims can contact Info-Santé at 8-1-1 and select Info-Social to speak with a social worker. This service is free and confidential, and available 24/7. For information regarding the floods, visit the Urgence Québec website.

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