Self-Care, Working with Victims and Survivors and Recovery


Dart Center Asia Pacific - Resources

The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, a project of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, is dedicated to informed, innovative and ethical news reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy. The Dart Center provides journalists around the world with the resources necessary to meet this challenge, drawing on a global, interdisciplinary network of news professionals, mental health experts, educators and researchers. The Dart Centre offer the following resources:

  • Resources for Covering the Australian Bushfires - Resources for journalists on covering disaster and recovery, interviewing victims and survivors, and working with colleagues exposed to traumatic events.
  • Self Care Tips for News Media - Tips to assist in fostering healthier newsrooms and better journalism, based on research findings on well-being and resilience and the practical experience of news professionals in the field.
  • Working With Victims and Survivors - Journalists, researchers and mental health professionals offer advice on how to deal with people caught up in tragic events.
Australian Red Cross - Communicating in Recovery 

Red Cross Australia support and empower people and communities in times of vulnerability. The Communicating in Recovery guide is for people or organisations working and managing information in a post emergency/disaster environment. It includes information on principles for recovery communications, inclusive communications and much more.