Health impacts papers Psychosocial Aspects of Disaster Recovery: Integrating Communities into Disaster Planning and Policy Making David Hutton 2001 ICLR Research Paper Series – No. 4
This paper examines psychosocial programming in relation to natural hazards response and recovery processes. It discusses the need to integrate more fully the role of social and community psychology into hazards analyses and planning. Conventionally, psychosocial programming has focused on post-disaster impacts of disasters, giving emphasis to individual trauma and psychosocial distress. The present discussion emphasizes a more inter-disciplinary approach to recovery, one which is based on a socio-structural framework which stresses the role of collaborative social and community processes.