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The sky is falling: Planning strategies for communities facing trauma after disaster strikes

Lindsay Anne Huddlestan
The prevalence of natural disasters and the negative impacts they have on the mental health of survivors is increasing and for coastal British Columbia natural disasters are inevitable. Research shows local governments lack a standardized strategy utilizing best practice in mental health supports to reduce disaster impacts. Best practices include collaborative, inter-agency programs designed to boost resilience through social infrastructure, early intervention and screening, and community-based programs highlighting capacity and strengths. This major project explores...

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