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Institute for Psychosocial Health

Our Mission

To promote psychosocial health and resilience in our responders and service agencies in disaster-prone or high risk communities through education, training, applied research and advocacy.

Our Objectives

The Tulane University Institute for Psychosocial Health is a dynamic education, training, research and advocacy organization designed to

  • Promote higher levels of resilience in primary responders and the communities they serve. "Primary responders" include front line first responders as well as longer term significant responders such as social workers, physicians, nurses, mental health counselors, fire and police personnel, psychologists, teachers, and others who have committed themselves to serving the psychosocial health and safety needs of the community;
  • Advocate for the integration of psychosocial care into the primary health care delivery system in poor neighborhoods and disaster prone areas;
  • Provide training opportunities for MSW students in psychosocial health and resilience enhancement, including a Certificate in Disaster Mental Health and Trauma Studies; and
  • Offer primary and behavioral health practitioners evidence-informed training and coaching in psychosocial health methods, programs, and holistic delivery strategies.

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Our History

The Institute for Psychosocial Health was formed in 2006, following Hurricane Katrina.

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Who We Are

The Institute for Psychosocial Health has several committed faculty, professional staff, and a Board of Advisors involved in its programs and planning.

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Our Deliverables

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Our Students

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