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[24 Jun 2009 | Comments Off | 14,695 views]
Promoting Community Resilience In Disasters

When large-scale disasters occur, they typically strike without warning – regardless of whether the cause is natural, such as a tsunami or earthquake, or humanmade, such as a terrorist attack. And immediately following a hazardous event or mass violence, two of the most vulnerable groups at risk are a community’s children and their family members. Promoting Community Resilience in Disasters offers both clinicians and researchers guidance on hazard preparation efforts as well as early response and intervention practices. It emphasizes an evidenceand prevention-based approach that is geared toward readiness, response, and recovery phases of natural and human-made disasters,