Indian and Australian experience of community recovery in natural disasters

Francis, Abraham (2013) Indian and Australian experience of community recovery in natural disasters. Samaja Karyada Hejjegalu, 3 (8). 2. pp. 17-43.

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This paper is based on field experience. Disasters, natural or man-made, affect the lives of individuals, families and communities. Drawing on field experiences both from India and Australia, the author illustrates various phases and social processes that the communities go through to re-establish a sense of community following disaster. Drawing from personal experiences and associations with various disasters like, Bhopal Gas tragedy (India, 1984), Gujarat earthquake (India, 2001), fire, frost, floods, and drought (South Australia, 2006), and recent Cyclone Yasi (Queensland Australia, 2011), the author examines the relevance of the concept of community development. Response to natural disasters occurs from various corners of the society. In this article, highlighting the community recovery work initiated by some schools of social work in India, the author discusses the relevance of community development education in social work and implications for practice in a global context.

Item ID: 29132
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2230-8830
Keywords: natural disasters, community, recovery, resilient community, social work education
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2013 04:28
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1607 Social Work > 160799 Social Work not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9302 Teaching and Instruction > 930299 Teaching and Instruction not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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