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Emergence of New Volunteerism: Increasing Community Resilience to Natural Disasters in Japan

Childs, Iraphne R. (2008) Emergence of New Volunteerism: Increasing Community Resilience to Natural Disasters in Japan. In Gow, Kathryn & Paton, Douglas (Eds.) The Phoenix of Natural Disasters: Community Resilience. Nova Science Publishers, New York, pp. 171-180.

Abstract

This book encompasses discussions between Kathryn Gow and Douglas Paton, both psychologists who have researched stress, burnout, trauma, and recovery in natural disasters. They suggest that few books have been written for health professionals, and persons directly involved with leading and managing emergency teams on what constitutes resilience in individuals and groups in communites. This book also addresses how differ in response and recovery. The outcome is a three part book with contributors from the field, research institutions, emergency service sectors, support agencies and the media. Its main purpose is to focus on the resilience of people and communities following NDs and to educate the sectors already involved in natural disasters.

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ID Code: 2260
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author.
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Keywords: Disasters Social aspects, Risk management, Emergency management, Preparedness, Community organization, Resilience (Personality trait), Volunteerism, Japan
ISBN: 9781604561616
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Social and Community Psychology (170113)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > QUT Carseldine - Humanities & Human Services
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Nova Science Publishers
Deposited On: 21 Apr 2008
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:41

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