Psychosocial Recovery

Many people directly experiencing a major natural disaster such as an earthquake will experience psychosocial effects – both individual psychological effects impacting on how people feel and social effects impacting on how they relate to each other. Here is what we have to share.

Community resilience

Ch.3: Understanding Social Recovery reportThis chapter discusses CERA’s C...

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Earthquake preparedness in an ageing society: Learning from the experience of the Canterbury Earthquakes

The ageing of the New Zealand population means that, in future, very large...

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Evaluation of the Canterbury Earthquake Appeal & Recovery Programme

This document reports the results of an evaluation of the New Zealand Red C...

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Social and cultural outcomes

Ch.2: Understanding Social Recovery reportThis chapter discusses the social...

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Supporting the supporters in disaster recovery

Staff, volunteers and community members who work to support communities—t...

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The social recovery portfolio

Ch.1: Understanding Social Recovery reportThis chapter discusses social rec...

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Third Sector/Not-for-Profit Sector Recovery in Post-Earthquake Christchurch

The Third Sector (sometimes called the community sector, or the not for pro...

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Waimakariri Earthquake Social Recovery Services

The paper provides a brief account of the history of Kaiapoi and the impact...

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Community resilience

Ch.3: Understanding Social Recovery reportThis chapter discusses CERA’s Community Resilience Programme which led and coordinated the psychosocial system of services and supports across a number of p...

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Earthquake preparedness in an ageing society: Learning from the experience of the Canterbury Earthquakes

The ageing of the New Zealand population means that, in future, very large numbers of very old people will be living in the community, many alone or with a spouse of similar age, many suffering from c...

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Evaluation of the Canterbury Earthquake Appeal & Recovery Programme

This document reports the results of an evaluation of the New Zealand Red Cross’ (NZRC) Canterbury Earthquake Appeal Recovery Programme (CEARP). It contains a number of lessons for NZRC about how it...

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Social and cultural outcomes

Ch.2: Understanding Social Recovery reportThis chapter discusses the social recovery monitoring work undertaken by CERA, including the Canterbury Wellbeing Index which it developed to monitor social r...

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Supporting the supporters in disaster recovery

Staff, volunteers and community members who work to support communities—they are the essential ingredient to a meaningful and sustainable recovery, and they require support. This report was submitt...

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The social recovery portfolio

Ch.1: Understanding Social Recovery reportThis chapter discusses social recovery leadership from within a central government agency based in the disaster affected region. It gives an overview of the p...

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Third Sector/Not-for-Profit Sector Recovery in Post-Earthquake Christchurch

The Third Sector (sometimes called the community sector, or the not for profit sector) has been, and remains, central to helping communities and individuals recover after the Christchurch earthquakes....

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Waimakariri Earthquake Social Recovery Services

The paper provides a brief account of the history of Kaiapoi and the impact of the 4 September and subsequent earthquakes on the town’s infrastructure.  It also outlines the plans prepared by the W...

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