Resiliency in the Face of Disaster and Terrorism: 10 Things to Do to Survive [NOOK Book]

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Addressing issues of physical and mental health, this practical pocket guide offers concrete strategies for surviving a disaster and outlines how to best sustain mental health and emotional resiliency long after the event is over. Ten streamlined chapters present a clear path of response to stressful events of any scale, from individual traumas to terrorism. Readers immediately benefit from the reassurance that comes from having a map for responding appropriately. They also learn what to say and not to say to ...
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Resiliency in the Face of Disaster and Terrorism: 10 Things to Do to Survive

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Overview

Addressing issues of physical and mental health, this practical pocket guide offers concrete strategies for surviving a disaster and outlines how to best sustain mental health and emotional resiliency long after the event is over. Ten streamlined chapters present a clear path of response to stressful events of any scale, from individual traumas to terrorism. Readers immediately benefit from the reassurance that comes from having a map for responding appropriately. They also learn what to say and not to say to comfort and support others, sustaining communities if catastrophe strikes. Reassuring in a time of uncertainty, this handbook empowers readers with a collection of personal tools to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from calamity.
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"This book will certainly assist us to educate the public about the basics of disaster survival."  —Joseph J. Licata, coordinator, Fort Lee Office of Emergency Management

"Does an excellent job of helping us to prepare ourselves, homes and loved ones for what we might someday face."  —Patricia M. Berliner, CSJ, PhD

"An incredibly useful set of practical things to do in real life situations....This is a must have reference volume."  —John P. Wilson, PhD, professor and Fulbright scholar, Cleveland State University

"This is a much needed inclusive book. I've never seen all this material in one place."  —Diana Brown, LCSW, BCD, disaster mental health specialist

"Provide[s] a strong basis for both prevention of adverse outcomes and mitigation of impacts."  —Beverley Raphael, MD, professor and director, Mental Health Services, New South Wales Health Department

"An essential book for everyone concerned about the safety of their families, homes, schools and communities."  —Barbara Varenhorst, PhD, counseling psychologist and specialist in resiliency and asset building

"The personal and private aspects of tragedy are explored with defined approaches written simply."  —Jewish War Veterans of the United States of America

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932181722
  • Publisher: Personhood Press
  • Publication date: 10/28/2005
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 208
  • File size: 2 MB

Meet the Author


V. Alex Kehayan, EdD, is an educator, practicing clinical psychologist, and author. He is the director of the Edu-Psych Center in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and the deputy chief of the Emergency Management Community Crisis Response Team in Fort Lee, New Jersey. He serves on the board of directors of the National Peer Helping Association and trains peer leaders and professionals in crisis prevention, intervention skills, emergency management program design, and psychological first aid. He lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Joseph C. Napoli, MD, specializes in disaster psychiatry, traumatic stress, and post-traumatic stress disorders. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, where he teaches emergency psychiatry. He lives in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2006

    FINALLY! A CONCISE,SMART,ENDURING SURVIVAL GUIDE+

    How many books have changed YOUR life? Several, but you can only count them on one hand. Now, how many books will SAVE your life---and those of your community and loved ones? The silence is deafening. Well, the answer is ONE--- And it is called RESILIENCY IN THE FACE OF DISASTER AND TERRORISM: TEN THINGS TO DO TO SURVIVE, By Drs. V.A. Kehayan and Joseph C. Napoli. Following 9/11, the world has been filled with advice, observations and guides from many well-meaning people who could only grapple with one or two aspects of our post-9/11 world. Militarily, journalistically, historically, politically, spiritually---many have tried. Some have succeded. Others not.But Kehayan and Napoli have succeeded beyond where anyone else has gone in terms of showing us how to be RESLIENT in the face of our disaster-prone culture. It's not just 9/11. It's tornadoes, chemical spills, accidents, other attactks, earthquakes, and mega-disasters such as Katrina. Government will do what it can, and cannot the wounded, frenzied private sector and community non-profits will bear the major part of the burden but it is only the prepared, the resilient, and the well planned that will survive.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2006

    A Valuable Book

    Resiliency in the Face of Disaster and Terrorism offers an impressive amount of information that is presented in an accessible and readable manner. The authors, Alex Kehayan and Joseph Napoli, review a range of disaster possibilities, from natural events like hurricanes and earthquakes, to manmade treachery that involves biological or chemical weapons. The ultimate value of this book is its guidance on how to cope with these kinds of events. What to do, and where to turn, are challenges that people would be wise to understand before an event, not after it happens. Citizens who care about their own safety, and that of friends and family, would do well to read this important resource.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 22, 2006

    Must reading for everyone!

    Clearly, Drs. Kehayan and Napoli have drawn from their years of experience working with people who have been faced with adversity. They offer definite steps to help people bounce back and survive. The general public will learn the basics of emergency management along with other essential topics, such as' 'Help Yourself' and 'Help Others.' Professionals in emergency management, law enforcement, mental health, etc. should use this handy guide to educate the public. I appreciate that the authors recognize the strength and importance of the human-pet bond. Being separated from or losing a pet can be emotionally devasting. The book provides helpful preparedness tips to lessen the chance of a person's heartbreak involving one's pet during a disaster. Some tips are: 'Include your pet(s) in your emergency plan,' 'Determine which agencies will shelter your pet(s),' 'Keep a carrying case or cases handy for evacuating your small pets,' and 'Find out which agencies will rescue your pet from your home.' Their statement - 'Pets can be a great comfort to traumatized individuals.' - demonstrates that the authors understand the importance of pets to people's healing and recovery. Finally, they also acknowledge that pets can be traumatized and advise seeking help, for example, if your pet displays 'changed behavior such as fear, irritability, or not eating well' after a disaster. When I read this, I thought about how my cat's behavior changed after she and I experienced a fire in our apartment building. I wish that I had this informative and empathic book back then.

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