June 6 2016

How to help communities after disaster

Dr Susie Burke FAPS
Presented by Senior Psychologist, Australian Psychological Society

Dr Susie Burke FAPS talks about how to aid people's recovery after a natural disaster.

Australia frequently experiences natural disasters including floods and bushfires. Psychology research over the past few decades has shown that most people won’t experience long lasting emotional and psychological effects.

Research has shown that taking care of people’s needs, ensuring they are safe and secure, and giving them back some control over their lives greatly aids their recovery.