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978-0-7618-5621-4 • Paperback • August 2011 • $42.99 • (£33.00)
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Roni Kaufman, Ph.D., is a senior lecturer at the Department of Social Work, Ben Gurion University, Israel. He co-edited Social Disaster as an Opportunity: The Hesed Model with Mirsky and Avgar.
Richard L. Edwards, Ph.D., is dean and professor at the School of Social Work at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and currently serves as interim vice president for academic affairs. He was president of the National Association of Social Workers and a member of the executive committee of the International Federation of Social Workers.
Julia Mirsky, Ph.D., is associate professor at the Department of Social Work, Ben Gurion University and was a visiting scholar at universities in the United States and France. She is a clinical psychologist specializing in the psychological aftermaths of migration.
Amos Avgar, Ph.D., is chief operations officer for TAG International Development and was executive director of the International Development Program at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), where he was responsible for strategic planning and implementation of JDC nonsectarian programs worldwide.
Part One: Analytic Frameworks and Perspectives
Chapter One: Community and Organizational Responses to Disasters
Chapter Two: Intervention in Disasters: An International Perspective
Part Two: Community Development and Organizational Interventions
Chapter Three: Challenges for Community Development in Disaster Situations
Chapter Four: Program Logic Modeling as a Tool for Developing a Disaster Response and Mitigation Plan: The Somaliland Experience
Chapter Five: Planning for the Unimaginable: Having Your Personal, Family, Organizational, and Community Plan
Chapter Six: Taking the Disabled into Account in Preparing for And Responding to Disasters
Chapter Seven: Neighbors Helping Neighbors: The Disability Community and Emergency Preparedness
Part Three: Notes from the Field
Chapter Eight: Mud and Mold: Making Meaning of Adversity in New Orleans
Chapter Nine: Words of Wisdom Following the Tsunami: Lessons from Sri Lanka
Chapter Ten: Making the Voices of Victims Heard
Chapter Eleven: The Human Hand Behind Natural Disasters: The Ugandan Experience
Part Four: Psychosocial Interventions
Chapter Twelve: Cultural Sensitivity in Psychosocial Interventions Following a Disaster: A Tri-national Collaboration in Sri Lanka
Chapter Thirteen: Psychological Outcomes of the 2001 World Trade Center Attack
Chapter Fourteen: Social Work Students During Wartime: False Effect of Professional Self-efficacy?
Chapter Fifteen: Shared Traumatic Reality: Social Work Students and Clients in an Area Under Attack
Part Five: Conclusion
Chapter Sixteen: From Helping to Changing
…This book provides professionals with valuable insights into the longer term impacts of disaster and it will be a useful tool for anyone in the helping professions…
— Mary Fetchet, LCSW, founding director, Voices of September 11th
Rarely have I seen a book on disasters that encompasses the diversity, breadth, and depth of the organizational and community issues that can come into play; this book captures that richness. It will be invaluable…
— Nancy J. Smyth, PhD, LCSW, dean and professor, University at Buffalo School of Social Work