In The Wake Of Disaster

Author: Harold G Koenig
Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press
ISBN: 1932031995
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Dr. Koenig whose research on the healing power of faith has been published worldwide, advocates integrating spiritual and mental health into emergency response systems directed at those affected by hurricanes, floods, earthquakes and terrorism. He describes the psychological, social and spiritual resopnses to trauma.

Disaster Spiritual Care

Author: Willard W. C. Ashley Sr
Publisher: Skylight Paths Publishing
ISBN: 9781594735875
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The first comprehensive resource for pastoral care in the face of disaster--a vital resource for clergy, seminarians, pastoral counselors and caregivers of all faith traditions. Updated and expanded! This essential resource for clergy and caregivers integrates the classic foundations of pastoral care with the unique challenges of disaster response on community, regional and national levels. Offering the latest theological perspectives and tools--along with basic theory and skills from the best disaster response texts, research and concepts--the contributors to this resource are innovators in their fields and represent Christianity, Judaism, Islam and more. New to this edition are chapters on: N-VOAD Points of Consensus and Guidelines--A Developing Conversation Ethics in Disaster Spiritual Care Assessment Developing a Theological Framework for Providing Disaster Spiritual Care And More Exploring how spiritual care changes following a disaster, and including a comprehensive explanation of a disaster's lifecycle, this is the definitive guidebook for counseling not only the victims of disaster but also the clergy and caregivers who are called to service in the wake of crisis.

Building Noah S Ark For Migrants Refugees And Religious Communities

Author: Jin-Heon Jung
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137496304
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Building Noah's Ark for Migrants, Refugees, and Religious Communities examines religion within the framework of refugee studies as a public good, with the spiritual and material use of religion shedding new light on the agency of refugees in reconstructing their lives and positioning themselves in hostile environments.

Disaster And Crisis Management

Author: Naim Kapucu
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317388488
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A wide range of natural hazards pose major risks to the lives and livelihoods of large populations around the world. Man-made disasters caused by technological failures, industrial accidents, spillages, explosions, and fires, compound this threat. Since 9/11, security threats based on violence (terrorism, insurgency, and civil strife) have attracted much governmental attention and a great deal of public resources. As the scale, frequency, and intensity of disasters and crises have dramatically increased over the last decade, the failures in responding to these crises have prompted a critical need to evaluate the way in which the public sector responds to disaster. What have we learned? What has changed in the management of disasters and crises? What do we know about the causes, patterns, and consequences of these events? This book looks at some of the approaches that can be taken to empirically examine disaster and crisis management practices. It contributes to the literature on crisis and disaster management, as well as social policy and planning. Introducing approaches that are applicable to a variety of circumstances in the U.S. and in other countries, it offers ways to think through policy interventions and governance mechanisms that may enhance societal resilience. This book was originally published as a special issue of Public Management Review.

The Sociology Of Katrina

Author: David L. Brunsma
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780742559301
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A second edition of this textbook is now available. As a disaster, Hurricane Katrina logs in as both the most destructive and instructive when considering the cataclysmic effects, as well as the magnitude of knowledge, that can be drawn from it. This meteorological event became the stimulus for devastating technological failures and widespread toxic contamination, causing the largest internal diaspora of displaced people in recent U.S. history. This book brings together the nation's top sociological researchers in an effort to catalogue the modern catastrophe that is Hurricane Katrina. The chapters in this volume discuss sociological perspectives of disaster literature, provide alternative views and analyses of early post-storm data collection efforts, and examine emerging social questions that have surfaced in the aftermath of Katrina.

The Humanitarians

Author: David P. Forsythe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521612814
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Provides a comprehensive overview of the International Committee of the Red Cross from its origins up to the present day.

Psychological Effects Of Catastrophic Disasters

Author: Leon A. Schein
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 9780789018410
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A thorough, user-friendly guide of basic knowledge and group interventions for psychological trauma from terrorist attacks and other catastrophic disasters There is relatively little literature on the psychological trauma caused by catastrophic disasters, including terrorist attacks and the impending threats of terrorism. Psychological Effects of Catastrophic Disasters: Group Approaches to Treatment fills that gap by comprehensively discussing ways to minimize the psychological damage resulting from catastrophic disasters as well as the trauma developed from the threat of future terrorist attacks. The book provides thorough presentations of almost manualized group methods for the prevention and treatment of the acute and longer-term psychological effects for children, adolescents, and adults. Appropriate treatment immediately after a catastrophe can diminish harmful psychological effects, enhance an individual's quality of life, decrease psychosomatic illnesses and the exacerbation of chronic medical conditions, increase the effective utilization of medical facilities, and decrease medical expenses. In this book, internationally renowned authorities provide practical expert suggestions and helpful examples to illustrate the interventions and provide a quick reference for professionals facing the aftermath of prospective terrorist disasters and other catastrophic events. Psychological Effects of Catastrophic Disasters: Group Approaches to Treatment is divided into four sections. The first section provides an overview of the book; the second discusses the foundations and broad issues which potentially affect the outcome of group treatment; the third section presents group models which address the particular needs of children, adolescents, parents, emergency service personnel, and mental health practitioners; and the fourth part considers future directions of treatment. Designed to be used as a comprehensive single source for professionals working with victims of trauma caused by terrorism or catastrophic disaster, this book can be read and used in its entirety, or specific chapters detailing treatments can be chosen and used independently as needed. Extensive references allow opportunities for further research. Psychological Effects of Catastrophic Disasters: Group Approaches to Treatment presents unique first-person accounts of September 11th and examines: the neurobiological effects of a traumatic disaster the effective use of psychotropic medication the implications of living with ongoing terrorist threats a new framework for preparedness and response to disasters and trauma for children and families cultural, religious, and ethnic differences related to the prevention and treatment of psychological sequelae the diagnosis and treatment of traumatic grief retraumatization, distressing reminders, and their effects on post-traumatic adjustment the knowledge trauma therapists need to integrate small group principles the diagnosis and group treatment of acute and long-term effects with adults and children the use of spiritual principles after a terrorist disaster or catastrophic event nine types of groups appropriate for specific populations Psychological Effects of Catastrophic Disasters: Group Approaches to Treatment is a timely, comprehensive reference for social workers, psychologists, psychiatrists, health professionals, mental health professionals, educators, and students. The royalties from this book shall be donated to organizations which provide direct services to those who continue to be affected by the events of September 11th, 2001 and Hurricane Katrina (August 29th, 2005).

The Role Of The Helping Professions In Treating The Victims And Perpetrators Of Violence

Author: Morley D. Glicken
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205326860
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This helping professions book provides a broad-based understanding of the reasons for violent behavior and offers treatment strategies to help victims as well as perpetrators of violence.While most books on violence take a criminal justice approach and focus on the victims of violence, Glicken attempts to include the perpetrators of violence as well. The book covers many types of violence including school violence, random violence, workplace violence, domestic violence and violence among inmates. Also includes coverage of September 11th and the resulting economic downturn, which could lead to increased crime, domestic violence, and drug abuse.Criminal justice professionals, social workers, psychologists, etc.

Medicine Religion And Health

Author: Harold G. Koenig
Publisher: Templeton Foundation Press
ISBN: 1599471418
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Focusing on the scientific basis for integrating spirituality into medicine, Koenig carefully summarizes major trends, controversies, and the latest research from a wide variety of disciplines and provides plausible and compelling theoretical explanations for what has thus far emerged in this relatively young field of study. Medicine, Religion, and Health begins by defining the principal terms and then moves on to a brief history of the role that religion has played in medicine before delving into the current state of research. Koenig devotes several chapters to exploring the outcomes of specific studies in fields such as mental health, cardiovascular disease, and mortality. The book concludes with a review of the clinical applications that can be derived from the research. Koenig also supplies several detailed appendices that will aid readers of all levels looking for further information. --from publisher description.