Disaster viewpoints: adult's and children's experiences of disaster, recovery and lessons for mitigation

King, David (2007) Disaster viewpoints: adult's and children's experiences of disaster, recovery and lessons for mitigation. In: Proceedings of the 14th TIEMS Annual Conference 2007 (14) pp. 124-136. From: 14th TIEMS Annual Conference 2007, 5-8 JUN 2007, Trogir, Croatia.

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Post disaster studies ascertain community levels of preparation, warnings, behaviour and experience. The disaster experience of the community informs knowledge that may contribute to the enhancement of mitigation, education and awareness. Research indicates that recovery from disaster is at least partially contingent upon pre-disaster levels of preparation, awareness and previous disaster experience, community mitigation, response and recovery operates at the level of the household. Most commonly the core of the household is a nuclear family in which children are active partners along with their parents in preparation, experience and the post event clear up and recovery. This paper will particularly examine the experiences of adults at children during and after category 5 Cyclone Larry, that devastated parts of North Queensland (Australia) in March 2006. Recovery issues in a rural community that enhance the mitigation of future hazard events are identified.

Item ID: 3180
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
Keywords: hazard education; recovery; community awareness and recovery; children; youth
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Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2009 05:40
FoR Codes: 16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1604 Human Geography > 160499 Human Geography not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9599 Other Cultural Understanding > 959999 Cultural Understanding not elsewhere classified @ 51%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures @ 49%
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