This text provides professionals with the skills needed to effectively assist survivors of disasters, including Hurricane Katrina, with healing, recovery, and resilience. This comprehensive collection includes powerful, direct accounts of first responders and the organizations they represent. Taking a practical, skill-building approach, it offers clear and pragmatic recommendations to help providers, educators, advocates, and policymakers better understand how to meet the needs of children, families, and communities in the aftermath of disasters.

Key Features

Provides a substantial review of the current theoretical and research literature on disasters and disaster response; Emphasizes multicultural competency in the aftereffects of disasters; Uses a practical skill-building approach to develop competencies in crisis work; Covers the spiritual dimensions of healing as well as funeral practices to encourage discussion on grief and mourning

Intended Audience

This book is a must-have reference for mental health practitioners. For graduate students of counseling, psychology, or social work, Crisis and Disaster Counseling will clarify how theory and research can be applied to practice and policy.

Working with Rural and Diverse Communities after Disasters

Working with rural and diverse communities after disasters
BethBoyd
RandalP.Quevillon
RyanM.Engdahl

The disaster mental health field in the United States has grown rapidly in recent years. With this growth has come the recognition that good intentions are not enough when it comes to providing help to those who are hurting. Large-scale disaster responses such as the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, and the hurricanes of 2005 have led to new awareness about the need for community-based culturally responsive services.

CHAPTER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Addresses important issues in responding to disasters at the community level, with specific attention to rural and ethnic minority communities;
  • Discusses issues that affect disaster response services in diverse communities;
  • Explores issues of diversity highlighted in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina;
  • Discusses the lessons ...

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