July 24, 2020 at 5:04 am #3999July 30, 2020 at 12:17 am #4098
The articles here are largely on psycho-social support and social capital recovery, and are applicable to any disaster. Following the 2009 Victorian bushfires the University of Melbourne carried out a long-term research project in this area, the recommendations of which were largely incorporated in the State Government’s Psychosupportr Framework (both these in Essential Reading section). Check out the Aiustralian Red Cross videos, particularly Dr Rob Gordon’s video on COVID-19 in bushfire recovery setting. Gordon is Victoria’s most experience disaster-related Clinical Psychologist. His articles (+ Alrich’s) highlight important of social recovery initiatives. Eddy, I was thinking of your agency’s experiences of this following the 2018 Indonesian Lombok earthquake, and Sulawesi earthquake/tsunami …August 5, 2020 at 1:09 am #4142
Kelly (Crawford) is the Coordinator for the Baptist Union of NSW/ACT Bushfire Recovery program. This supports the work of the various Baptist churches throughout the state (NSW) which are involved in supporting bushfire-affected communities. As well as the regular challenges of recovery work, the situation is complicated somewhat by the COVID-19 restrictions and effects. Kelly has recently visited the key churches down the NSW south coast involved in recovery work, and her insights would be illuminatingAugust 20, 2020 at 4:29 am #4334
It was great having yiu, Kelly, share in your field visit out to bushfire-affected areas of NSW this past Monday and Tyuesday. For thoise interested in bushfire recovery work, check out those links on the volunteer paper I wrote at https://www.torqaid.com/bushfires This includes some terrific references on psycho-social issues. Note that California is currently facing challenging wildfires – see https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-53840437
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