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Coping With Catastrophe

Author : Peter E. Hodgkinson
ISBN : 9781134703111
Genre : Psychology
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Coping with Catastrophe is a practical handbook for people who provide psychosocial aftercare for victims of disasters. This completely revised and updated second edition includes the latest findings on the nature and effects of trauma, the psychological debriefing process and the effects of emergency work, and the latest treatment models for post-traumatic stress and abnormal grief. Eminently practical and easy to read, Coping with Catastrophe provides readers with information and skills to respond effectively and confidently to the needs of disaster survivors. It will be of immense value to a wide variety of helping professionals and carers, including social workers, psychologists, doctors, voluntary counsellors, and all those whose work brings them into contact with disaster victims.
Category: Psychology

Coping With Catastrophe

Author : Gary L. Wamsley
ISBN : 9780788116353
Genre : Political Science
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A comprehensive & objective study of governmental capacity to respond effectively to major natural disasters. Covers: evolution of the emergency management function; Federal responsibility & the President's role in emergency mgmt.; FEMA; the Federal responsibility & the role of Congress; state & local government organizational capability; & is the current approach viable? Extensive bibliography. Charts & tables.
Category: Political Science

Coping With Catastrophe

Author : Anne Chapman
ISBN : OCLC:42811436
Genre : Black Death
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Category: Black Death

Coping With Catastrophe

Author : Peter E. Hodgkinson
ISBN : 0415040981
Genre : Social Science
File Size : 59.39 MB
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Category: Social Science

Living With Hazards Dealing With Disasters

Author : William L. Waugh
ISBN : 0765631636
Genre : Nature
File Size : 33.56 MB
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This is the first concise introduction to emergency management, the emerging profession that deals with disasters from floods and earthquakes to terrorist attacks. Coverage includes: --The history of emergency management and its evolution from volunteer effort to trained intervention; --Organization of emergency management systems -- local, state, regional, national, international; governmental, for-profit, and nonprofit; --Managing natural disasters -- floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, wildfires, tornadoes, avalanches, etc.; --Managing manmade disasters -- civil defense, terrorism, hazardous materials accidents, fires, structural failures, nuclear accidents, transportation disasters; --Policy issues in the management of risk, emergencies, and disasters; --Disaster management in the Twenty-first Century-- technological and political challenges. Twenty case studies illustrate the handling of actual disasters including the Northridge Earthquake and the Oklahoma City Bombing. Discussion questions and guides to on-line information sources facilitate use of the book in the classroom and professional training programs.
Category: Nature

Coping With Disaster Risk Management In Northeast Asia

Author : Gregory Coutaz
ISBN : 9781787545076
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book analyzes the diversity of national disaster risk governance across Northeast Asia by comparing the national disaster management plans implemented by the governments of China, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea. It also provides an overview of the financial protection measures employed by these jurisdictions to insure against losses.
Category: Business & Economics

Handbook Of Disaster Medicine

Author : Dr. Jan de Boer
ISBN : 9067643165
Genre : Medical
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Technological development has not only provided mankind with more prosperity, but with increased destructive power as well. These developments, combined with an explosive growth of the world population, have led to mass casualty situations, varying from traffic accidents to war. In the 20th Century over 200 million people were killed as a result of man-made disasters --- a figure unequalled in the history of mankind. It is not surprising, therefore, that a new medical discipline has emerged: disaster medicine. The realization that disasters have effects which cross the traditional boundaries of medical specialisms and nationality, led to the foundation of the International Society of Disaster Medicine (ISDM), which issued an international curriculum on education and training in disaster medicine. As a logical consequence the ISDM decided to develop its curriculum into a handbook, now available to the global community of disaster medicine specialists. This Handbook of Disaster Medicine contains contributions from international experts in the field and will be of value and interest to a wide variety of professionals in the discipline of disaster medicine and management. Co-published with Van der Wees Uitgeverij, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Category: Medical

David Remembered

Author : Joseph Blenkinsopp
ISBN : 9780802869586
Genre : History
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Examines the David theme in the collective mind of ancient Israel and the early church In this follow-up study to Judaism, The First Phase, Joseph Blenkinsopp traces the development of traditions about David in the collective memory of the people of Israel and the first Christians, from the extinction of the Davidic dynasty in the sixth century B.C.E. to the early common era. David Remembered is neither a biography of David nor an exegetical study of the biblical narrative about David. Rather, it focuses on the memory of David as a powerful factor in the formation of social identity, in political activity (especially in reaction to imperial rule), and in projections of the future viewed as the restoration of a never-forgotten past.
Category: History

Disaster And The Politics Of Intervention

Author : Andrew Lakoff
ISBN : 9780231519250
Genre : Political Science
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Government plays a critical role in mitigating individual and collective vulnerability to disaster. Through measures such as disaster relief, infrastructure development, and environmental regulation, public policy is central to making societies more resilient. However, the recent drive to replace public institutions with market mechanisms has challenged governmental efforts to manage collective risk. The contributors to this volume analyze the respective roles of the public and private sectors in the management of catastrophic risk, addressing questions such as: How should homeland security officials evaluate the risk posed by terrorist attacks and natural disasters? Are market-based interventions likely to mitigate our vulnerability to the effects of climate change? What is the appropriate relationship between non-governmental organizations and private security firms in responding to humanitarian emergencies? And how can philanthropic efforts to combat the AIDS crisis ensure ongoing access to life-saving drugs in the developing world? More generally, these essays point to the way thoughtful policy intervention can improve our capacity to withstand catastrophic events. Additional Columbia / SSRC books on the Privatization of Risk and its Implications for Americans Bailouts: Public Money, Private ProfitEdited by Robert E. Wright Health at Risk: America's Ailing Health System-and How to Heal ItEdited by Jacob S. Hacker Laid Off, Laid Low: Political and Economic Consequences of Employment InsecurityEdited by Katherine S. Newman Pensions, Social Security, and the Privatization of RiskEdited by Mitchell A. Orenstein
Category: Political Science

School Rampage Shootings And Other Youth Disturbances

Author : Kathleen Nader
ISBN : 9781136997679
Genre : Psychology
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Together, School Rampage Shootings and Other Youth Disturbances and its accompanying CD provide a complete toolkit for using early preventative interventions with elementary-school age children. In ten thoughtful, clearly written chapters, both new and experienced practitioners will find a wealth of research- and evidence-based techniques that link personal child and childhood environmental conditions to a number of symptoms, disturbances, and disorders in youth or adulthood, including the expression of rampage violence. In the second part of this indispensable collection – the accompanying CD – practitioners will find worksheets and handouts that translate useful techniques into reality and are sure to make any practice come alive.
Category: Psychology


Author : Iain McLean
ISBN : UOM:39015051990623
Genre : Aberfan (Wales)
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The events at Aberfan on the morning of October 21 1966, when 116 children and 28 adults died in a sea of slurry following the collapse of a coal tip, will forever be etched in the memories of the people of the industrial valleys of south Wales.
Category: Aberfan (Wales)

One Story Thirty Stories

Author : Zohra Saed
ISBN : 9781610752909
Genre : Literary Collections
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Since 9/11 there has been a cultural and political blossoming among those of the Afghan diaspora, especially in the United States, revealing a vibrant, active, and intellectual Afghan American community. And the success of Khaled Hosseni's The Kite Runner, the first work of fiction written by an Afghan American to become a bestseller, has created interest in the works of other Afghan American writers. One Story, Thirty Stories (or "Afsanah, Seesaneh," the Afghan equivalent of "once upon a time") collects poetry, fiction, essays, and selections from two blogs from thirty-three men and women—poets, fiction writers, journalists, filmmakers and video artists, photographers, community leaders and organizers, and diplomats. Some are veteran writers, such as Tamim Ansary and Donia Gobar, but others are novices and still learning how to craft their own "story," their unique Afghan American voice. The fifty pieces in this rich anthology reveal journeys in a new land and culture. They show people trying to come to grips with a life in exile, or they trace the migration maps of parents. They navigate the jagged landscape of the Soviet invasion, the civil war of the 1990s and the rise of the Taliban, and the ongoing American occupation.
Category: Literary Collections

Emergency Management

Author : Andrew Jones
ISBN : 9781466559080
Genre : Political Science
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Following in the footsteps of its popular predecessor, the second edition of Emergency Management: The American Experience 19002010 provides the background needed to understand the key political and policy underpinnings of emergency management, exploring how major "focusing events" have shaped the development of emergency management. It builds on
Category: Political Science

He Knew He Was Right

Author : John Gribbin
ISBN : 9780141958682
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Jim Lovelock is an iconic figure in British science, a prophet whose prophecies are coming true. This is his definitive authorised biography. Lovelock is best known as the 'father' of Gaia theory, which isnow established as the most useful way of understanding the dramatic changes happening to the environment of the Earth. But few people know about his early work as a chemist and inventor - work which included inventing the detectors used to search for life on Mars, and blowing the whistle on the depletion of ozone layer. In his personal life, he was a Quaker and conscientious objector in World War Two (later changing his mind in view of the evils of Nazism), supported his family for a time by selling his own blood, and gave up a salary and security to become an independent scientist based in an English village - from which all his best known work emerged. As he approaches his 90th birthday, looking forward to going into space, this book truly reveals an independent, original and inspiring life.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Stress And Coping

Author : T. Field
ISBN : 9781134927579
Genre : Psychology
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Published in 1985, Stress and Coping is a valuable contribution to the field of Psychology PP
Category: Psychology

Divorce Therapy

Author : Charles Figley, Phd
ISBN : 9781317735557
Genre : Psychology
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Examine a wide variety of divorce therapy approaches with this seminal book. Divorce Therapy is one of the first books to present a comprehensive approach to divorce therapy. Based on a foundation of theory and research about divorce, this landmark volume focuses on the help that psychotherapists can provide during the three stages of divorce--pre-divorce decision making, divorce restructuring, and post-divorce recovery. A distinguished array of researchers and clinicians address discuss mediation, criteria for a constructive divorce, remarriage, custody issues, and much more.
Category: Psychology