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Toxic Turmoil pp 199-216 | Cite as

Responding to the Psychosocial Effects of Toxic Disaster

Policy Initiatives, Constraints, and Challenges
  • Steven M. Becker
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Part of the The Plenum Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)

Abstract

This chapter examines the status of efforts to address the psychosocial effects of toxic disaster. Rather than investigating particular clinical or therapeutic issues, and rather than discussing specific interventions in great detail, the chapter focuses primarily on the level of policy. The aim is twofold: (1) to highlight the kinds of broad initiatives that have been undertaken to address the psychosocial consequences of toxic disasters, and (2) to consider some of the difficulties and challenges affecting policy development in this area.

Keywords

Psychosocial Effect Nuclear Accident Hazardous Waste Site Radiation Accident Technological Disaster 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven M. Becker
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  1. 1.Schools of Public Health and Medicine, and Center for Disaster PreparednessThe University of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA

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