Since January 1994, Danielle Maltais, Ph.D., has been a professor at the Social Work Teaching Unit at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. She has been Director of the Institutional Research Chair entitled: Traumatic Events, Mental Health and Resilience since November 2015. She holds a doctorate in Applied Human Sciences from the Université de Montréal, and since 1996 has worked in the field of disaster consequences and traumatic events on the health of individuals, social workers and communities. She has been awarded major research grants to carry out various studies on the consequences of disasters and traumatic events. Among other things, she has participated in the writing of several volumes, research reports and scientific articles on this subject. Her expertise in this field is recognized in French-speaking Europe where she has already trained social workers to intervene in tragedy and disaster situations in France, Belgium, Martinique and Guadeloupe. She also participated in Haiti in the training of students completing university studies in social work on post-disaster social intervention.