NVOADNational Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
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Founded in 1970, NVOAD is an association of 100+ organizations aimed at mitigating and alleviating the impact of disasters nationwide.
"Our new NVOAD membership will allow us to more effectively 'coordinate, communicate, cooperate, and collaborate' (NVOAD's 4 C's) with fellow member organizations dedicated to providing resources in support of emotional, spiritual, psychological care needs of communities impacted by disasters," said ICTG Executive Director Rev.
FEMA has embraced this role, particularly through NVOAD, and had a staff" member in Joplin to liaise with charitable organizations.
The National Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) is a collective of voluntary national organizations that have made disaster response a priority.
NVOAD has characteristics that help it carry out its broad role of facilitating voluntary organization and government coordination, but limited staff resources constrain its ability to effectively fulfill its role in disaster response situations.
The successful treatment of this earthquake victim showed that early psychological intervention is vital for survivors of disasters, which is in accordance with the consensuses of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOAD) (Everly, Hamilton, Tyiska, & Ellers, 2008), and this case may provide some insights into treating disaster survivors diagnosed with ASD.
Since the 7.0 earthquake hit in January, ALAN has been working with major humanitarian relief agencies, including the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (NVOADs), Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Red Cross to identify relief needs.