Psychosocial support and mental health services in disasters by Surinder Jaswal

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Published by Jamsetji Tata Centre for Disaster Management, Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai .

Written in English

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 38-42).

Book details

StatementSurinder Jaswal and Jacquleen Joseph
SeriesJTCDM working paper series -- Nov. 2008/no. 7
ContributionsJoseph, Jacquleen, Jamsetji Tata Centre for Disaster Management
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 42 p. ;
Number of Pages42
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24816968M
LC Control Number2010317193

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