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Psychosocial Capacity Building in Response to Disasters

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ISBN-10: 0231148216

ISBN-13: 9780231148214

Edition: 2012

Authors: Joshua 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.This comprehensive book integrates Western mental health approaches and international models of psychosocial capacity building within a social ecology framework, providing practitioners and…    
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Book details

List price: $33.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 2/28/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

List of Boxes, Figures, Tables, and Appendices
Preface
Acknowledgments
The Social Ecology of Disasters
Responding to Disasters: The Field of Disaster Mental Health and the Role of Helping Professionals
Conceptualizing Disasters
The Phenomenology of Disasters: The Impact on Individuals, Families, and Communities
Sources of Resiliency
Vulnerable Populations: Risk, Resiliency, and How to Help
Discourses of Disaster Response and Recovery
Psychosocial Capacity Building
The Use of Groups and Activities
Responding to Disasters Caused by Intergroup Conflict
Collective Memorializing
Disaster Distress and Self-Care
Conclusion
References
Index