Crisis and Disaster Counseling Lessons Learned from Hurricane Katrina and Other Disasters

ISBN-10: 141296508X
ISBN-13: 9781412965088
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $82.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/30/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 280
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034

Priscilla Dass-Brailsford is an Associate Professor in the Division of Counseling and Psychology at Lesley University. She has worked with underserved and chronically traumatized populations specifically in child advocacy and sexual abuse evaluations. Additionally, Dr. Dass-Brailsford coordinated a state-wide crisis team, the first of its kind at its inception, which responded to incidents of community violence. Dr. Dass-Brailsford's research projects are multiple: resiliency in the aftermath of political trauma and socio-economic stress; the effects of community violence, multicultural research on institutional trust and racial identity; the effects of secondary trauma on first responders and other volunteers; and the benefits of walk-in mental health services for disaster survivors. She was a first responder in New York after the terrorist attack in 2001 and deployed to New Orleans immediately after Hurricane Katrina (2005). She has returned to the area several times to work with mental health providers. This edited book was inspired by her work with the survivors of Hurricane Katrina; it is a testimony to their resiliency despite the challenges of loss, dislocation, recovery and reconstruction.

Preface
A Historical Overview of Disasters and the Crisis Field
Hurricane Katrina: What Went Wrong?
Effective Disaster and Crisis Interventions
Ignore the Dead: We Want the Living
Families Affected by Hurricane Katrina and Other Disasters: Learning from the Experience of African American Survivors
Children and Crisis
Provider Perspectives on Serving the Needs of Displaced Disaster Survivors Following Hurricane Katrina
Older Adults and Natural Disasters: Lessons Learned from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
The Spiritual Dimensions of Caring for People Affected by Disasters
Working With Rural and Other Communities After Disasters
Voices of Hope: A Commentary on Dislocation and Relocation
The Federal Government in Disaster Mental Health Response: An Ever-Evolving Role
A Community-Based Approach to Coping With Crisis in Africa
About the Editor
About the Authors

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