Resistance, Resilience, and Recovery from Disasters: Perspectives from Southeast Asia Vol: 21

Ma. Regina M. Hechanova
Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines

Lynn C. Waelde
Palo Alto University, USA

Product Details
25 Aug 2020
Emerald Publishing Limited
202 pages - 152 x 229mm
Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management
The book fills a void by bringing together literature in an under-represented but disaster-prone region – Southeast Asia. It discusses the cultural considerations of those providing mental health and psychosocial support in the region. It highlights the role of education in reducing disaster vulnerability. It presents ways in which workplace organization have sought to enhance employee and organizational resilience in the face of disasters. It discusses how the disaster planning process, including prevention, mitigation, and preparedness efforts, can be integrated with mental health efforts. It features how mental health interventions including psychological first aid, resilience interventions, mindfulness, and art therapy have been carried out. It also discusses the issues of those caring for survivors and describes MHPSS interventions for disaster responders themselves. The book also addresses post-traumatic growth as an outcomes of disaster exposure, concluding by summarizing the challenges and prospects for promoting resistance, resilience, and recovery in SEA. 
Chapter 1. The Influence of Culture on Disaster Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Interventions in Southeast Asia; Ma. Regina M. Hechanova, Lynn C. Waelde, and Alicia N. Torres
Chapter 2. Education and Disaster Vulnerability in Southeast Asia: Empirical Evidence and Policy Implications; Roman Hoffmann and Daniela Blecha
Chapter 3. Enabling Organizational and Employee Resilience Amidst Disasters: Experiences of Work Organizations in Southeast Asia; Mendiola Teng-Calleja, Pinky Rose Sabile, and Angelique Pearl Virtue Villasanta 
Chapter 4. Minding Mental Health in Disaster Risk Reduction and Management: Enhancing Resistance through Disaster Prevention, Mitigation, and Preparedness; Elirozz Carlie Labaria, Avegale Acosta, and Charlotte Kendra Gotangco
Chapter 5. Psychological First Aid: Application and Adaptation in Southeast Asia; Jason O. Manaois, Chantal Ellis S. Tabo-Corpuz, and Andrew G. Heise
Chapter 6. Mindfulness Interventions for Disaster Resilience in SEA; Andrew G. Heise, Adriana Panting, Lynn C. Waelde, and Ma. Regina M. Hechanova
Chapter 7. Art Therapy as a Disaster Response in Southeast Asia: State of the Art; J. Sedfrey S. Santiago
Chapter 8. Mental Health and Psychosocial Support Services for Disaster Responders in Southeast Asia; Johnrev Guilaran and Hong An Nguyen
Chapter 9. Posttraumatic Growth and Resilience in Southeast Asia; Grant J. Rich and Skultip (Jill) Sirikantraporn
Chapter 10. Challenges and Prospects in Promoting Resistance, Resilience, and Recovery in SEA; Ma. Regina M. Hechanova and Lynn C. Waelde
Ma. Regina M. Hechanova, Ph.D. is a full professor and former Chairperson of the Department of Psychology, Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU). Gina became President of the Psychological Association of the Philippines (PAP) and created the Special Interest Group for Mental Health and Psychosocial Support (MHPSS). She led the development of Katatagan, a resilience program for disaster survivors and served as guest editor of the Philippine Journal of Psychology Special Issue on MHPSS. She designed and piloted an undergraduate course on Disaster and Mental Health and co- created a minor on Humanitarian Aid in ADMU. Gina was named Outstanding Women in Nation’s Service in 2010 and Outstanding Professional in Psychology by the Professional Regulatory Commission of the Philippines in 2018.

Lynn C. Waelde, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Psychology Department of Palo Alto University and an Adjunct Clinical Professor in the Stanford University School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. She is the founder and Director of the Inner Resources Center, which is a center for mindfulness and meditation training, clinical intervention, and research. Her research and clinical interests include mindfulness and meditation intervention and provider training.

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