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Crisis and Disaster Counseling

Crisis and Disaster Counseling
Lessons Learned From Hurricane Katrina and Other Disasters

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July 2009 | 280 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

This text provides professionals with the skills needed to effectively assist survivors of disasters, including Hurricane Katrina, with healing, recovery, and resilience. This comprehensive collection includes powerful, direct accounts of first responders and the organizations they represent. Taking a practical, skill-building approach, it offers clear and pragmatic recommendations to help providers, educators, advocates, and policymakers better understand how to meet the needs of children, families, and communities in the aftermath of disasters.

Key Features   

  • Provides a substantial review of the current theoretical and research literature on disasters and disaster response 
  • Emphasizes multicultural competency in the aftereffects of disasters 
  • Uses a practical skill-building approach to develop competencies in crisis work
  • Covers the spiritual dimensions of healing as well as funeral practices to encourage discussion on grief and mourning

Intended Audience  

This book is a must-have reference for mental health practitioners. For graduate students of counseling, psychology, or social work, Crisis and Disaster Counseling   will clarify how theory and research can be applied to practice and policy.

Priscilla Dass-Brailsford
Ch 1. A Historical Overview of Disasters and the Crisis Field
Priscilla Dass-Brailsford
Ch 2. Hurricane Katrina: What Went Wrong?
Priscilla Dass-Brailsford
Ch 3. Effective Disaster and Crisis Interventions
Priscilla Dass-Brailsford
Ch 4. Ignore the Dead: We Want the Living
Nancy Boyd-Franklin
Ch 5. Families Affected by Hurricane Katrina and Other Disasters: Learning from the Experience of African American Survivors
Kenyon Knapp
Ch 6. Children and Crisis
J.Brian Houston, Gilbert Reyes, Betty Pfefferbaum, Karen Fraser Wyche
Ch 7: Provider Perspectives on Serving the Needs of Displaced Disaster Survivors Following Hurricane Katrina
Katie Cherry, Priscilla Allen, Sandro Galea
Ch 8: Older Adults and Natural Disasters: Lessons Learned from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita
Harriett McCombs
Ch 9. The Spiritual Dimensions of Caring for People Affected by Disasters
Beth Boyd, Randal Quevillon, Ryan Engdahl
Ch 10. Working With Rural and Other Communities After Disasters
Sylvia Moratta
Ch 11. Voices of Hope: A Commentary on Dislocation and Relocation
Daniel Dodgen, Jessica Meed
Ch 12. The Federal Government in Disaster Mental Health Response: An Ever-Evolving Role
Karen Carr
Ch 13. A Community-Based Approach to Coping With Crisis in Africa
About the Editor
About the Authors

In today's world of counseling, it is imperative that counseling professionals have the tools necessary to address issues of trauma whether they are current or past... this text gives them those tools.

Dr Joel Filmore
Counselor Education Dept, Winona State University
March 7, 2015

Too much emaphasis on disasters and less on personal crises.

Dr Ronald Jewett
Academic Affairs, Valor Christian College
October 27, 2010

good book

Mrs Saysha Malbon
Counseling & human services, Old Dominion University
August 4, 2010
Key features
Prepares practitioner to deal with diverse groups (Children, families, elderly, rural populations, international settings)
Practical Skill Building Approach
Spiritual Dimensions of Healing
Funeral Practices in the Aftermath of a Disaster
Working with African American Families

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