Disaster Social Work from Crisis Response to Building Resilience


HC Johnston Wong
Beijing Normal University Hong Kong Baptist University United International College, China

Series: Natural Disaster Research, Prediction and Mitigation
BISAC: SCI026000

Occurrences of disasters are becoming more frequent and serious. Other than natural disasters, humanity is faced with new challenges of city fires, car accidents, disease outbreak, industrial accidents, radioactive exposure, terrorist attacks, environmental hazards and other unimaginable incidents. Social workers and other city emergency response teams – notably medical teams, firemen, police officers and mental health workers – are all called upon to mitigate and minimize disaster effects. Of course, saving lives is of the utmost importance; saving minds, however, cannot be neglected. This book describes the processes of crisis intervention, community mental health promotion and post traumatic growth. Putting resilience at heart has led to the ACT-R approach which can be learned not just by social workers, but by all response workers.


Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter 1. Disaster Social Work Intervention the ACT Model and its Applicability

Chapter 2. Psychological Impact of Disaster

Chapter 3. Promoting Community Resilience the case of Leigu

Chapter 4. Psychosocial Recovery for Children disabled in earthquake- Is Dujuangyan ready for Inclusive Education?

Chapter 5. Patient Advocacy to bridge Hospital and Community Rehabilitation

Chapter 6. Disaster Social Work in Thailand, Taiwan, Japan and Mainland China

Chapter 7. Disaster Social Work in the Philippines and Nepal

Chapter 8. From Crisis Response to Resilience – The ACT-R Model

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