Vulnerable populations such as children, older adults, and people with disabilities are disproportionately affected by large-scale disasters. This book is a valuable resource for students and professionals in the fields of social work, counselling, nursing, and mental health who need information on the best evidence-based interventions for disaster preparedness and response with these groups. The authors review disaster theory, preparedness checklists, and best practices for crisis intervention with each population. They also discuss where to find the latest assessment tools and other resources offered by national disaster relief organisations.
Lisa Baker, PhD, LCSW Loretta Cormier, PhD, MA, BSN