Part Five of Community Engagement and Healing in Times of Disaster
I conclude this five-part inquiry with a summary of seven key elements for mitgating disaster. These seven principles have been widely adopted and represent core approaches to mobilizing people in disaster response.
Part Four of Community Engagement and Healing in Times of Disaster
At the heart of an effective Emergency Preparedness Plan are active and engaged citizens. Engaged citizens are not only active during times of disaster but are engaged in their communities’ daily life. The power of collective action and collective altruism are key for both government and citizens.
This is Part Four of a five part series.
Part Three of Community Engagement and Healing in Times of Disaster
Everyday technologies like smart phones and radios provide unique opportunities for people to communicate. When formal communication systems break down, communities using dispersed technologies are better able to communicate and support relief efforts.
Part Two of Community Engagement and Healing in Times of Disaster
In times of disaster, the need to protect the majority of people causes a “triage” mentality which can overlook people's dignity and rights. However, many people help their neighbors, rising above their fears to save a life.
This is part two of a five-part series: Community Engagement and Healing in Times of Disaster.
Part One of Community Engagement and Healing in Times of Disaster
By engaging people and preparing communities for disaster, we can make a huge difference in mitigating the loss of human life during an event, help to stabilize the region during the critical days after the event, and bring healing to an area, thus moderating the longer-term effects of a disaster.
This is the first part in a five part series.