Disaster Case Analysis; Sumatra Earthquake (2004); How Victims Culture Influence Volunteer Help!
Review the article, “After the Storm: Recognition, Recovery, and Reconstruction.” Reflect on the author’s experience as a Hurricane Katrina volunteer and how she worked with culturally diverse survivors. Also, think about areas of cultural diversity that might impact the applicability and effectiveness of crisis interventions.
Review the Web site, “A Guide for Humanitarian, Health Care, and Human Rights Workers.” and focus on the psychological impact of disasters on women, children, and the elderly. Also, consider cross-cultural issues related to working with victims of disasters.
Post a description of a specific disaster, crisis, or trauma with which you are familiar (do not use Hurricane Katrina as your example). In your example, be sure to include brief descriptions of the affected population(s). Then describe at least three cultural considerations you might take into account as a crisis worker responding to the disaster, crisis, or trauma and explain why. Be specific. Be sure to protect the identity of any real persons used in the example. No identifying information should be used.
Identify a disaster, crisis, or trauma with which you are familiar and think about the population(s) affected by the event. Note: Do not use Hurricane Katrina as an example.
Reflect on how aspects of the victims’ culture might impact the effectiveness of the help offered and the willingness of victims to accept the help.