Community-Level Intervention after a Disaster

  • Cathy Dodds Joyner
  • Cynthia Cupit Swenson
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)


Many disaster victims require intervention at the level of the individual, the family, a small group, or the school, as described in earlier chapters in this book. However, certain disasters are so enormous in scope that they require communitywide intervention. Federally funded agencies such as the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the National Guard, as well as nonprofit relief groups such as the Red Cross and the Salvation Army, have been trained in disaster preparedness, particularly in recognition of the physical and financial need to reach hundreds, even thousands, of families after a large-scale disaster.


Natural Disaster Traumatic Stress Outreach Program Federal Emergency Management Agency Crisis Intervention 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cathy Dodds Joyner
    • 1
  • Cynthia Cupit Swenson
    • 1
  1. 1.Division of Children, Adolescents and FamiliesCharleston-Dorchester Community Mental Health CenterCharlestonUSA

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