Watson, P., & Hamblen, J. (2017). Assisting individuals and communities after natural disasters and community traumas. In S. N. Gold (Ed.), APA handbook of trauma psychology: Foundations in knowledge., Vol. 1. (pp. 87–97). American Psychological Association. Read Chapter 5, Assisting Individuals and Communities After Natural Disasters and Community Traumas.
Clements, B. W., & Casani, J. A. P. (2016). Disasters and public health: Planning and response (2nd ed.). Elsevier Inc. Read Chapter 1, Public Health Preparedness History and Policy
This chapter offers a historical review of community-based disasters such as Hurricane Katrina and 9/11. This chapter examines the preparedness for such events a lesson learned for moving forward.
Hamblen, J. L., & Mueser, K. T. (2021). The mental health effects of disaster. In Treatment for postdisaster distress: A transdiagnostic approach. (pp. 3–20). American Psychological Association. Read Chapter 1, The Mental Health Effects of Disaster.
This chapter offers an overview of the mental health effects of disaster, including post-disaster psychopathology and risk factors.
Use this matrix to complete your Week 1 Assignment.
Community Psychology: Linking Individuals and Communities
Kloos, B, Hill J, Thomas, E., Case, A. Scott, V. & Wandersman, A. (2021). Community psychology: Linking individuals and communities. (Fourth Edition). American Psychological Association Read Chapter 1: The Fundamentals of Community Psychology: Promoting Social Change
Chapter 2: The Development and Practice of Community Psychology
Chapter 5: Understanding Individuals Within Environments
Chapter 6: What Defines Community?
Chapter 1 of this book will give you a definition of community psychology and explore 8 core values in community psychology. Chapter 2 will cover the development and practice of community psychology including such topics as the formative contexts of community psychology and conceptual frameworks to inform the practice of community. Chapter 5 examines understanding the individuals within the context of their community environments. Topics include social climate dimensions, social regularity, and activity settings. Chapter 6 takes a deeper dive into defining community, covering the types of communities, the levels of communities, and who creates the definitions for communities. Access your RedShelf book in the Getting Started Module of the course or click on the Bookshelf link in the top navigation bar of the course.
López-Ibor Aliño, J. J. (2005). Disasters and mental health. J. Wiley. You will have the opportunity to review this book throughout the course of the term. This book provides a significant amount of information about a variety of community-based disasters that have happened throughout the last several decades.
Federal Emergency Management Association. (n.d.). FEMA homepage. The FEMA page can be used to get an understanding of how FEMA is set up to address community-based disasters and possible resources available to communities when facing such disasters.