PRE & RAPID: Community Impact Assessment for Disaster Recovery

Gurtner, Yetta, Cottrell, Alison, and King, David (2011) PRE & RAPID: Community Impact Assessment for Disaster Recovery. Manual. UNSPECIFIED. (Unpublished)

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Aim: The aim of this project was to develop a method or "tool" for the effective assessment of community recovery needs (at the local level)in first few days following the occurrence of a hazardous event. In the course of researching the project, it became increasingly apparent that not only was there a demand for an immediate post disaster impact methodology (RAPID), but also a need for a methodology which effectively anticipated community recovery needs and capacities (PRE).

Research Methods: The research for this project was primarily based on a scan of the relevant literature (academic, practical and informal) and interviews with experienced recovery staff. Additional content and knowledge was supplemented from extensive researcher experience with numerous years of direct collaboration in the emergency management sector.

Outputs: The final product of this project consists of two methodologies - PRE and RAPID - to be used by experienced recovery staff and/or community development workers in anticipating and assessing community recovery needs and capacities at the local level. This process may be further adapted to the community sub-group level to facilitate internal capacity building and coping strategies.

Proviso: These tools are specifically intended for use by experienced recovery agencies and/or community development staff. They do not represent a comprehensive 'tick and flick' list or an absolute equation of needs. As each community and context is different, these tools help facilitate a systematic, decision making process that needs to be founded in appropriate knowledge, judgement and experience. If required, personnel from the Centre for Disaster Studies are able to instruct 'train the trainer' workshops on the use of these tools.

Item ID: 23172
Item Type: Report (Manual)
Keywords: social impact assessment, disasters recovery
Funders: Queensland Department of Communities
Date Deposited: 27 Aug 2012 04:38
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160403 Social and Cultural Geography @ 100%
SEO Codes: 94 LAW, POLITICS AND COMMUNITY SERVICES > 9401 Community Service (excl. Work) > 940117 Structure, Delivery and Financing of Community Services @ 50%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9610 Natural Hazards > 961010 Natural Hazards in Urban and Industrial Environments @ 50%
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