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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
Crisis and Disaster Counseling: Lessons Learned from Katrina and Other Disasters is a core textbook that addresses crisis mental health by examining three major crises/disasters that have occurred in the last decade: Hurricane Katrina, Virginia Tech, and September 11. An overview of the disaster response field is highlighted by focusing on current theoretical perspectives which have provided a framework for culturally and ecologically appropriate interventions. Case studies in each chapter discuss evidence based practice approaches that show appropriate interventions. This book features a practical, skill-building approach.
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
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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

Priscilla Dass-Brailsford

Priscilla Dass-Brailsford is an Associate Professor in the Division of Counseling and Psychology at Lesley University. She has worked with underserved and chronically traumatized populations specifically in child advocacy and sexual abuse evaluations. Additionally, Dr. Dass-Brailsford coordinated a state-wide crisis team, the first of its kind at its inception, which responded to incidents of community violence. Dr. Dass-Brailsford’s research projects are multiple: resiliency in the aftermath of political trauma and socio-economic stress; the effects of community violence, multicultural research on institutional trust and racial identity;... More About Author

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