1st Edition

Asian Tsunami and Social Work Practice Recovery and Rebuilding

    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    168 Pages
    by Routledge

    Asian Tsunami and Social Work Practice presents an inside look at the complicated nature of disaster preparedness and how it relates to poverty, trauma, community development, and service delivery systems. Health, human services, and mental health professionals from countries still reeling from the devastations of the Asian Tsunami of 2004 reflect on the challenges facing survivors, the effects of the disaster, and interventions by the community and social work professionals. This unique book offers real-life accounts of practice models and the experiences of recovery from natural and man-made events.

    When disaster strikes, social workers and other human service professionals not only are the first responders, they are also called upon to help victims with the effects of trauma and displacement, providing social and emotional support in the recovery and rebuilding of families and communities. Asian Tsunami and Social Work Practice explores social interventions used in relief efforts to aid hundreds of thousands of people who were left at risk and in need in affected areas of South Asia and East Africa, including Thailand, Sri Lanka, India, Singapore, and Indonesia.

    Asian Tsunami and Social Work Practice examines:

    • mental health practice in emergency response
    • the connections between disability and disaster
    • social and physical conditions after the tsunami of 2004
    • state and civil society responses in India
    • service delivery frameworks
    • the effective use of volunteers
    • training programs for social workers and recovery workers
    • the economic, social, and psychological impacts on survivors
    • and much more
    Asian Tsunami and Social Work Practice is an invaluable aid for students, practice professionals, and educators in health and human services, as well as anyone working in international aid and disaster relief.

    • About the Contributors
    • Preface: Contribution of Social Work to Recovery and Rehabilitation After the Asian Tsunami Disaster
    • Disaster and Response: Science, Systems, and Realities (Beverley Raphael and Garry Stevens)
    • Disability and Disaster Recovery: A Tale of Two Cities? (Mark Priestley and Laura Hemingway)
    • Impact of the Indian Ocean Tsunami on the Well-Being of Children (Ngoh Tiong Tan)
    • The State and Civil Society in Disaster Response Post-Tsunami Experiences in Tamil Nadu (Krithika Srinivasan)
    • After the Wave—The Centrelink Social Work Response Offshore (Caroline Manning, Stewart Millar, Tania Newton, and Sharon Webb)
    • With the Best of Intentions: Singapore Volunteers and Donors and the Tsunami Reconstruction (Tay Keong Tan and Paige Johnson Tan)
    • Training for Disaster Recovery: A Review of Training Programs for Social Workers After the Tsunami (Allison Rowlands)
    • The Role of Social Workers and Social Service Delivery During Crisis Intervention for Tsunami Survivors: A Case Study of Thailand (Pattamaporn Busaspathumrong)
    • Index
    • Reference Notes Included


    Ngoh Tiang Tan (Edited by) , Allison Rowlands (Edited by) , Frances K. O. Yuen (Edited by)