Identifying and evaluating factors influencing community resilience in a crisis

Antrobus, Emma, Cheshire, Lynda, Connor, Meredith, George, Nicole, Madsen, Wendy, Ramirez, Suzanna, Shevellar, Lynda, Walters, Peter, Westoby, Peter and Wickes, Rebecca (2013) Identifying and evaluating factors influencing community resilience in a crisis :

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Author Antrobus, Emma
Cheshire, Lynda
Connor, Meredith
George, Nicole
Madsen, Wendy
Ramirez, Suzanna
Shevellar, Lynda
Walters, Peter
Westoby, Peter
Wickes, Rebecca
Title of report Identifying and evaluating factors influencing community resilience in a crisis
Parent publication Building individual and community resilience and improving effective governance in response to disasters
Publication date 2013-06
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Start page 1
End page 50
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Subjects 220000 Social Sciences, Humanities and Arts - General
370104 Urban Sociology and Community Studies
370107 Social Change
370204 Counselling, Welfare and Community Services
370203 Social Policy
Formatted abstract
This project identifies and evaluates the local and institutional resources that contribute to community resilience after a crisis or disaster. Drawing on case studies of localities affected by 2011 flooding in South East and Central Queensland and a survey of Queensland households, this report considers formal and informal sources of crisis support central to community resilience. These resources are examined at the levels of individual and household; local associations and community leaders; as well as formal institutional resources provided by local, state and federal agencies, with a focus on community organisations and state funded community development workers. Through a household survey, in-depth interviews and focus groups, residents’ own evaluations of the importance of various levels of assistance are contrasted with the assistance provided formally by various institutions and agencies. Existing theories of community resilience will be employed to identify the resources available to residents during and after a crisis that have the greatest subjective and objective efficacy for community resilience after a disaster. Insights developed in this research will be of use to policy makers with clear guidance for the appropriate allocation of resources in the future; the most effective communication strategies for ensuring that resources are taken up in a timely and useful manner; and improved resources for predicting community resilience.
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Document type: Research Report
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
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Created: Mon, 09 Sep 2013, 13:20:44 EST by Dr Lynda Shevellar on behalf of School of Social Work and Human Services