Title

An Online Social Networking Disaster Preparedness Tool for Faith Communities

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2010

Department

Psychology

Abstract

The purpose of this article is to introduce a brief online social networking disaster preparedness tool that psychologists can help faith communities implement to assist in developing preparedness and response plans. This tool may potentially be used to strengthen social networks within and between faith communities in disaster circumstances through improved information sharing and gathering, communication, and support. An in-depth description of how psychologists can work with faith communities to develop and implement this tool is provided. A case example highlighting how the tool was developed and used in the preparedness activities of a southern Mississippi faith community in response to the threat of Hurricane Gustav is also given.

Publication Title

Psychological Trauma-Theory Research Practice and Policy

Volume

2

Issue

2

First Page

130

Last Page

134

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