Essential Concepts and Foundations.- Promoting Disaster Recovery in Ethnic Minority Individuals and Communities.- Meeting the Physical, Psychological, and Social Needs of African Americans Following a Disaster.- Essential Information for Disaster Management and Trauma Specialists Working with American Indians.- Arab Americans: Understanding Their Challenges, Needs, and Struggles.- Asian Indians: Cultural Considerations for Disaster Workers.- Carribean Blacks: (Haitians, Jamaicans, Virgin Islanders, Eastern Carribean) Responses to Disasters in Cultural Context.- Chinese Americans: Guidelines for Disaster Mental Health Workers.- The Kanaka Maoli: Native Hawaiians and Their Testimony of Trauma and Resilience.- Mexicans, Mexican Americans, Carribean, and Other Latin Americans.- Working with Vietnamese Americans in Disasters.- Culture, Trauma, and the Treatment of Post-Traumatic Syndromes: A Global Perspective.- A Brief List of Disaster-Related Vocabulary Terms.- Summary and Overview of Disasters in Developing Countries.- Disaster Rescue and Response Workers.
In this pioneering volume, experts in individual and collective trauma experience, post-traumatic stress and related syndromes, and emergency and crisis intervention share their knowledge and insights into working with ethnic and racial minority communities during disasters. In each chapter, emotional, psychological, and social needs as well as communal strengths and coping skills that arise in disasters are documented.
The past decade has brought home the terrible human, social, and economic consequences of natural and human-made disasters. This volume grew from efforts at the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (NC-PTSD) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to better understand, assist, and respond to the human experience of natural and man-made disasters. Disasters bring together victims and responders of varying ethnocultural and racial backgrounds that may limit or even impair the delivery of disaster services. This book offers the reader a unique of combination of chapters on basic disaster concepts, knowledge, and skills, as well as essential information on specific ethnocultural and racial groups.