Response To Disaster


First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Response to Disaster: Psychosocial, Community, and Ecological Approaches

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First published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Psychosocial, Ecological, and Community Perspectives on Disaster Response 1
Ch. 2 The Experience of Disaster: Individuals and Communities Sharing Trauma 25
Ch. 3 The Short- and Long-Term Psychological Impact of Disasters: Implications for Mental Health Interventions and Policy 63
Ch. 4 Assessing the Impact of Trauma in Work-Related Populations: Occupational and Cultural Determinants of Traumatic Reactivity 83
Ch. 5 A Critical Look at PTSD: Constructs, Concepts, Epidemiology, and Implications 101
Ch. 6 The Help-Seeking Process for Distress after Disasters 133
Ch. 7 Coping with Disastrous Events: An Empowerment Model of Community Healing 167
Ch. 8 Children's Responses to Disaster: Family and Systems Approaches 193
Ch. 9 There Are No Simple Solutions to Complex Problems: The Rise and Fall of Critical Incident Stress Debriefing as a Response to Occupational Stress in the Fire Service 211
Ch. 10 Ethical Issues in Working with Communities in Crisis 241
Ch. 11 "And then you do the Hokey-Pokey and you turn yourself around ..." 269
Ch. 12 Pseudoscience and the Commercial Promotion of Trauma Treatments 291
Ch. 13 In the Public Arena: Disaster as a Socially Constructed Problem 327
Epilogue 347
Index 353
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