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[25 Jun 2009 | Comments Off | 2,907 views]
Promoting Community Resilience in Disasters

The role for schools, youth, and families
Kevin R. Ronan, Central Queensland University.
David M. Johnston, Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences.
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.