School community in disaster: Planning for intervention

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Psychologists' intervention in school disasters, as well as in community disasters affecting a school population, entails a major departure from their traditional role. This article presents a preliminary model for disaster intervention in schools, reconceptualized from the preventive model (Caplan, 1964) underlying community mental health intervention and modified to meet the specific needs of the school organization in disaster. The implementation of the model's principles is outlined, and the implications for communitybased intervention are discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-216
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Community Psychology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Social Psychology


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