Psychosocial Capacity Building in Response to Disasters

Kobo ebook | February 21, 2012

byJoshua L. Miller

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Disaster responders treat more than just the immediate emotional and psychological trauma of victims: they empower individuals and families to heal themselves long into a disaster's aftermath. This requires rebuilding the ability of survivors to meet their emotional and psychological needs, not only for themselves but also for others, and necessitates a careful consideration of survivors' social, economic, and political realities so healing and recovery can outlast the reverberations of disaster.

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Disaster responders treat more than just the immediate emotional and psychological trauma of victims: they empower individuals and families to heal themselves long into a disaster's aftermath. This requires rebuilding the ability of survivors to meet their emotional and psychological needs, not only for themselves but also for others, ...

Joshua L. Miller is professor of social work at Smith College. A social work practitioner for more than thirty years, he is a member of three disaster response teams and a panelist for managed care companies offering crisis response to companies. Miller has worked with disaster survivors from 9/11, Hurricane Katrina, the Asian tsunami...
Format:Kobo ebookPublished:February 21, 2012Publisher:Columbia University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0231519761

ISBN - 13:9780231519762

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This is a must-read text not only for students and educators but also professionals whose jobs include disaster interventions as well as diplomatic corps personnel who are often at the front of international disasters.