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The following publications are available to download as PDF files. Please note that some of the documents are quite large and may take several minutes to download depending upon the speed of your internet connection.


Seyle, D.C.,  Widyatmoko, C.S.,  & Silver, R.C. (2013). Coping with natural disasters in Yogyakarta, Indonesia: A study of elementary school teachers.  School Psychology International, Vol. 34, No. 4, pp. 387-404. Download.

Widyatmoko, C.S., Tan, E., Seyle, D.C., Mayawati, E.H. & Silver, R.C. (2011). Coping with natural disasters in Yogyakarta, Indonesia: The psychological state of elementary school children as assessed by their teachers.  School Psychology International , Vol. 32, No. 5, pp. 484-497. Download.

Gelkopf, M., Ryan, P.M., Cotton, S.J., & Berger, R. (2008). The Impact of “Training the Trainers” Course for Helping Tsunami-Survivor Children on Sri Lankan Disaster Volunteer Workers. International Journal of Stress Management , Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 117-135. Download.


Silver, R.C., Ryan, P.M., & Skiadas, T.E. (2012). Feature: Psychology Beyond Borders. The California Psychologist , September/October Issue. Download.


Managing the Psychology of Fear and Terror
Strategies for Governments, Service Providers, Communities and Individuals

This Report is the 2nd Edition of the White Paper, Managing the Psychology of Fear and Terror: Strategies for Governments, Service Providers and Individuals. This White Paper was the outcome of the first International Assembly on Managing the Psychology of Fear and Terror convened by Issues Deliberation Australia / America (IDA) in Austin, Texas in 2004. Download.


Psychosocial Adjustment and Social Reintegration of Children Associated with Armed Forces and Armed Groups
The state of the field and future directions

A report prepared for Psychology Beyond Borders by: Theresa Betancourt, ScD, MA, Ivelina Borisova, MEd, Julia Rubin-Smith, MSPH, Tara Gingerich, JD, MA, Timothy Williams, MSW and Jessica Agnew-Blais, BA. The Research Program on Children and Global Adversity, Francois-Xavier Bagnoud Center for Health and Human Rights, Harvard School of Public Health. Download.

How to Help Your Community Recover from Disaster
A Manual for Planning and Action

A manual prepared with the support of PBB funding by: The Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA), a Division of the American Psychological Association (APA). Download.

A Pilot Study Evaluating the Feasibility of Psychological First Aid for Nursing Home Residents 

The objectives of this pilot study were to modify existing Psychological First Aid (PFA) materials so they would be appropriate for use with institutionalized elders, to evaluate the feasibility of using nursing home staff to deliver the intervention to residents, and to solicit feedback from residents about the intervention. Research conducted by: Lisa Brown, PhD, Martha Bruce, PhD, MPH, Kathryn Hyer, PhD, MPP, Whitney Mills, BA, Elizabeth Vongxaiburana, MA, & LuMarie Polivka-West, MSP. Download (or for a brief report Download here).