About the Society

The Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011 was a disaster on an unprecedented scale. Many of the disaster-hit communities have not yet recovered, and the survivors’ emotional scars still run deep. Having learned of the sheer scale of the psychological damage sustained by the children who survived, we started thinking about how we could prepare other children emotionally for future disasters—particularly the massive earthquakes that sometimes strike the Tokai region. We ultimately decided to establish an academic society, The Society for Mitigating Post-Disaster Trauma. Formed of clinical psychologists and graduate students, the Society was inaugurated in April 2012 to examine how to equip children with disaster resilience—the ability to protect oneself emotionally and recover following a disaster—and has developed a psychoeducation program for this purpose.

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