The Disaster Adaptation and Resilience Scale (DARS) is a 43 item, self-report questionnaire designed to measure five domains found to support adaptive responses in individuals exposed to disasters: physical resources; social resources; problem-solving; distress regulation; and optimism.
NIH's The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) Worker Training Program (WTP) and its awardees have been actively involved in hurricane and flood response and cleanup activities, including those related to Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Hurricane Sandy in 2012. The following resources are aimed at protecting the health and safety of those responding to the aftermath of a hurricane or a flood, including emergency responders, skilled support personnel, homeowners, and business owners. For a list of resources applicable to a variety of natural and man-made disasters. Learn more on nih.gov.