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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.

Provider Perspectives on Serving the Needs of Displaced Disaster Survivors Following Hurricane Katrina
Provider perspectives on serving the needs of displaced disaster survivors following Hurricane Katrina
J.BrianHouston
GilbertReyes
BettyPfefferbaum
KarenFraserWyche

Major disasters that affect wide geographic areas, such as the Indian Ocean tsunami of 2004, are likely to displace large numbers of people. The same is true with eruptions of widespread violence, such as wars and other forms of armed conflict. Whatever the source of massive death and destruction, the consequences will bear similarities, as people flee their homes and communities in search of relatively secure locations. Secure locations are typically inhabited by populations that are willing to provide temporary security, shelter, and support, until conditions become more favorable for the displaced people to either return to their homes or ...

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