Families Effected by Hurricane Katrina and Other Disasters: Learning from the Experiences of African American Survivors (Chapter 5 in Crisis and Disaster Counseling: Lessons Learned From Hurricane Katrina and Other Disasters).
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This chapter explores the multiple ways in which families adapt in the aftermath of a disaster. It focuses primarily on African Americans and uses Hurricane Katrina to inform future responses to African Americans and other ethnic minority families affected by disaster. The ways in which cultural strengths such as spirituality and religious orientation may be engaged when working with African Americans are highlighted, as well as the use of family systems and multisystem models to design culturally sensitive trauma interventions. 24 references. (Author abstract modified)
African Americans; families; crisis intervention; crisis therapy; disaster response; mental health services; cultural factors; evidence based practice; racial factors; ethnic groups; cultural competency