|Articles Featured in This Issue|
Meeting Diverse Needs Within the Hard-To-Reach Communities of New Jersey
By Julia Wimmer
In August 2011, Tropical Storm Irene came and went, leaving an utter mess of damaged homes, schools, businesses, and lives in her wake. This article discusses New Jersey's Project Recovery, which provided outreach to immigrant communities and has identified several effective strategies in working with this population.
Reaching New American Youth Post-Disaster
By Sarah Gaer, M.A.
On June 1, 2011, a devastating tornado tore through Hampden and Worcester Counties in Massachusetts. This led to the rebirth of the MassSupport Network CCP. This article discusses the efforts of the team to reach out to immigrant groups affected by the disaster, including the New American Youth Group, which was focused on providing support for Nepali youth.
Reaching Out to School-Aged Children in Alabama
By Lisa Turley
Project Rebound reached out to the children of Alabama to allow them the opportunity to verbalize their emotional reaction to the tornadoes of April 27, 2011. This article discusses many of the approaches utilized by crisis counselors to access the local schools and community.
North Dakota Crisis Counseling Program Addresses the Needs of Rural Communities
By Eric Upton
Project Renew, a CCP in North Dakota, began following severe flooding in the spring and early summer of 2011. This article discusses how the crisis counselors involved in rural outreach were able to utilize local resources in order to deliver services to this affected population.
The Process of Emotional Recovery Through the Arts
By Monserrate Allende Santos, M.D.
The Proyecto RESCATE CCP has focused on emotional support to allow for the recuperation and psychological stability of the survivors of Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Maria. This article discusses how crisis counselors were able to provide services to children with special needs and disabilities or other access and functional needs.
Nibthaska Strong: Umonhon Flood Recovery Project
By Denise Bulling, Ph.D., Marcella S. Clark, Rachel Harlan, Jim Harvey, Stacey Hoffman, Joseph Jackson, Matthew Nykodym, and Francine Thomas
This article discusses how the Umonhon Flood Recovery Project is serving the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska and Iowa after 120 days of flooding in the summer of 2011 left many people on the reservation without homes or jobs. The article provides recommendations for how other crisis counseling programs can work with Tribes following a disaster.
Stress Relief Strategies With Disaster Recovery Workers
By Cathy Aikman and Ellia Cohen
In response to the destruction caused by Tropical Storm Irene, SOS Vermont was implemented to provide services to survivors of this disaster. This article discusses how SOS Vermont observed and implemented a recovery support group for disaster responders.
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