Research

  • The first summary by Howard et al. (2018) examines the impact of disasters on already disadvantaged groups and in particular the complex ways that existing social inequalities can be exacerbated when people are socially isolated, leaving them at greater risk in times of crises.
  • The second summary by Maglajlic (2019) identifies elements of good organisational practice from social work carried out in the context of natural disasters including approaches which are community focused and strengths-based.
  • In the third summary, we highlight key messages from Ersing (2020) which examines community-based disaster social work and theory with the aim of promoting community resilience in times of emergency.