Module 3: Follow-up task

Get in touch with your Local Resilience Forum through whatever means are available to you (email, phone, social media, face-to-face). Ask them openly if they have social work involvement at the moment (think about sending them the flyer that you designed as part of Module 2). If they have no social work involvement, start a conversation about how they could include this perspective (check with your manager/supervisor as appropriate).

Write a brief reflection on your experience of undertaking this follow up task: (complete in workbook)

References and Further Reading

Adhikari, R. P., Upadhaya, N., Paudel, S., Pokhrel, R., Bhandari, N., Cole, L. and Koirala, S. (2018) ‘Psychosocial and Mental Health Problems of Older People in Post-earthquake Nepal’, Journal of Aging and Health, 30(6), pp. 945-964.

Akerkar, S. (2007) ‘Disaster Mitigation and Furthering Women's Rights: Learning from the Tsunami’, Gender, Technology and Development, 11(3), pp. 357-388.

Alipour, F., Khankeh, H.R., Fekrazad, H., Kamali, M., Rafiey, H., Foroushani, P.S., Rowell, K. and Ahmadi, S., (2014) ‘Challenges for resuming normal life after earthquake: a qualitative study on rural areas of Iran’, PLoS currents6.

Allen, P.D. and Nelson, H.W (2009) ‘Disaster services with frail older persons: From preparation to recovery’, Lifespan Perspectives on Natural Disasters, pp. 153-169. Springer, New York, NY

Alston, M. (2013) ‘Environmental Social Work: Accounting for Gender in Climate Disasters’, Australian Social Work, 66(2), pp. 218-233.

Aten, J.D., Smith, W.R., Davis, E.B., Van Tongeren, D.R., Hook, J.N., Davis, D.E., Shannonhouse, L., DeBlaere, C., Ranter, J., O'Grady, K. and Hill, P.C. (2019) ‘The psychological study of religion and spirituality in a disaster context: A systematic review’Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy11(6), p.597-613.

Barusch, A. S. (2011) ‘Disaster, vulnerability, and older adults: Toward a social work response’, Journal of Gerontological Social Work, 54(4), pp. 347-350.

Dako-Gyeke, M. and Adu, E. (2017) ‘Challenges and coping strategies of refugees: Exploring residual Liberian refugees’ experiences in Ghana’, Qualitative Social Work, 16(1), pp.96-112.

Dominelli, L. (2013) ‘Environmental Justice at the Heart of Social Work Practice:  Greening the Profession’, International Journal of Social Welfare, 2013, 22(4): 431-439.

Dominelli, L. (2021) ‘A green social work perspective on social work during the Covid-19 health pandemic’, International Journal of Social Welfare.

Enarson, E. (1999) ‘Violence against women in disasters: A study of domestic violence programs in the United States and Canada’Violence Against Women, 5(7), pp.742-768.

Fernandez, L.S., Byard, D., Lin, C.C., Benson, S. and Barbera, J.A. (2002) ‘Frail elderly as disaster victims: emergency management strategies’, Prehospital and disaster medicine17(2), pp. 67-74.

First, J.M., First, N.L. and Houston, J.B. (2017) ‘Intimate partner violence and disasters: A framework for empowering women experiencing violence in disaster settings’ Affilia, 32(3), pp.390-403.

King-Okoye, M. and Underwood, T. (2020) ‘The disproportionate impact of Covid-19 on BAME communities in the UK: An urgent research priority’, BMJ, Online access

Marlowe, J. (2015) ‘Belonging and disaster recovery: Refugee-background communities and the Canterbury earthquakes’British Journal of Social Work45(suppl_1), pp. 188-204.

Ngo, E.B. (2001) ‘When disasters and age collide: Reviewing vulnerability of the elderly’. Natural Hazards Review2(2), pp.80-89.

Pittaway, E., Bartolomei, L. and Rees, S. (2007) ‘Gendered dimensions of the 2004 tsunami and a potential social work response in post-disaster situations’International Social Work, 50(3), pp.307-319.

Rivera, F., Kapuca, N., Hawkins, C. (2015) ‘Rural Community Disaster Resilience: Self Organizing Collective Action among Farmworkers in Central Florida’. International Journal of Mass Emergencies and Disasters, 33 (2), pp. 213-227

Yang, H., Li, J., Chen, H. and An, N., (2020) ‘Evaluation study on social work intervention after an explosion disaster in China’ Qualitative Social Work.

Zakour, M.J. and Harrell, E.B. (2004) ‘Access to disaster services: Social work interventions for vulnerable populations’, Journal of Social Service Research, 30(2), pp.27-54.

  1. Listening to people impacted by disasters
  2. Research on working with specific groups
    1. Older Populations
    2. Ethnic Minority Populations
    3. Women
  3. Multi-agency working
  4. Follow-up task (current page)

Module 4: Responding, using theory and self-care

Social work in disasters training introduction