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Title Disaster And Tsunami Psycho-Social Impact
Author Dr. I. Jeyanthi, Dr. A. Thomas William
Year 2017
Binding Hardback
Pages 323
ISBN10, ISBN13 9351282546, 9789351282549
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ABOUT THE BOOK

India could naturally be called as 'theatre of disasters' as almost all types of disaster has strike India at different point of time. Natural disasters in India; cause massive losses to life and property. The consequences the 2004 Tsunami induced in India is beyond repair in terms of human and environment. Natural disasters such as tsunami can have a devastating impact on the psychological and social well-being of children.

Children in particular develop various behavioral, psychological and emotional issues in the aftermath of disaster. The high risk factors need to be identified for taking appropriate preventive measures. The rescue, treatment and rehabilitation groups need to be made available and readily accessible along with updated Disaster Mitigation Information System.

There is a greater need for the role of NGO's, Government, International Development Initiatives, Role of Professional school Social Workers, Disaster Mitigation personnel and various stakeholders in prevention, rescue and rejuvenation strategies.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

DR. I. JEYANTHI, with more than 13 years academic teaching of Social work, Cauvery college, Trichy; now positioned as Assistant Professor & Head, Dept. of Social Work,  DRBCCC  Hindu College,  Chennai. Visited Sweden in Faculty exchange program me to Umea University.

Dr. Jeyanthi specializes in Family and Child welfare, Mental health and Human Resource Development. She has conducted, presented and published papers in seminars, conferences at national and international level and organizer of community development programmes.

DR. A. THOMAS WILLIAM is UGC Research Awardee & Associate Professor in Department of Rural Development Science, Arul Anandar College (Autonomous), Karumathur, Madurai, S. India.

Dr. Williams specializes in Rural Development, Children, Adolescents at Risk and NGO Management. Participated, presented and published papers in International and National conferences. Published 12 books with national level publishers. Undertaken Research Projects sponsored by UGC, ICSSR, UNICEF, etc. Recently been bestowed with 'Honorary Award' for the year 2011 by (ISPCAN), USA.

CONTENTS

List of Tables . 9

List of Figures . 11

Foreword . 13

Acknowledgements . 15

Preface . 17

1. Disaster Patterns and Devastation . 27
• Disaster–Meaning and Definition • Disaster–Patterns • Natural Disaster Types • Types of Disaster • Natural Disasters • Avalanche • Extreme Cold • Disease • Drought • Earthquake • Famine • Fire • Flood • Hail • Heat • Hurricane • Impact Event • Landslide • Mudslide • Sink Hole • Solar Flare • Storm Surge • Thunderstorm • Tornado • Tsunami • Volcanic Eruption • Winter Storm • Natural Disasters in Oceania • Earthquakes • Tsunami • Volcanic Eruptions • Hurricanes and Storms • Hurricanes • Storms • Thunderstorms • Lightning • Flush Floods and Landslides • Lahars • Drought • Squalls • Avalanches • Tornadoes • Floods • Man-made Disasters • Sociological Hazards • Arson • Civil Disorder • Terrorism • War • Technological Hazards • Industrial Hazards • Structural Collapse • Power Outage • Fire • Hazardous Materials • Radiation Contamination • CBRN–Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear • Transportation • Aviation: Air Disasters • Railroad: Rail Disasters • Space Disasters.

2. Disasters and Tsunami in India . 51
• India’s Natural Disasters Proneness • India’s Disaster Ridden History (Gopala Krishnan S, 2005) • Natural Disasters in India • Disaster-prone Regions in India • Landslides • Floods • Cyclones • Droughts • Tsunami • Origin of Tsunami • Special Features of Tsunami • Earthquakes Generate Tsunamis • Volcanic Eruptions Generate Tsunamis • Meteorites or Asteroids Generate Tsunami • Ring of Fire • Tsunami Energy Travel Across the Ocean • Destruction by Tsunamis • Historical Account • Aleutian Earthquake and Tsunami (1 April 1946) • Kamchatka Earthquake and Tsunami (4 November 1952) • Aleutian Earthquake and Tsunami (9 March 1957) • Chilean Earthquake and Tsunami (22 May 1960) • Alaska Earthquake and Tsunami (28 March 1964) • Locally Generated Tsunamis • Tsunamis from Sunda Arc Region • Tsunamis’ Impact on India • Impact of Tsunami in Tamil Nadu • Affected States and Regions • Tamil Nadu • Wave Arrival Time • Tsunami Effects • Effects of 2004 Tsunami in India • Impact in Kanyakumari District, Tamil Nadu State.

3. Experiences of Children in Disasters . 75
• Understanding Vulnerability • Psychological Vulnerability • Physical Vulnerability • Educational Vulnerability • Victims and Survivors • Psychological and Emotional Problems of Survivors • Loss of Relationships • Disruption of Daily Life • Psycho-social Care for  hildren • Stress of Displaced Living • Psycho-social Issues of Disaster Children • Aged between 5-9 Years • Aged between 9-12 Years • dolescents • Age-wise Consequences of Disaster • Preschool (1-5 years) • School Age (6-11 years) • Psycho-social Disorder • Mental Health • Children and Mental Health.

4. Treatment Process–An Overview . 97
• Focusing Children • Psychotherapy • Pharmacotherapy • Preventive Measures/Preparedness • Intervention Strategy • Organising the Intervention Process • Psychological Support • Post-Disaster Counselling • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy • Grief-Focused Psychotherapy • Group Therapy • Play Therapy • Involving Parents and Families • Disaster and Psycho-social Concepts • Positive Mental Health • Adolescents’ Mental Health • Child, Adolescent and Family • Post-Disaster Mental Health • Study Habit • Anxiety Disorders • eneralised Anxiety Disorder • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder • Depression • Major Depressive Disorder • Dysthymic Disorder • Bipolar Disorder • Postpartum Depression • Seasonal Affective Disorder • Pre-Menstrual Dysphonic Disorder • Adjustment Disorder • To Conclude.

5. Psycho-social Impact on Disaster Children . 111
• Disaster and Psycho-social Well-being • Introduction • Social Vulnerability • Social Vulnerability and Disaster • Reducing ulnerability • Children and Disaster • Psycho-social Impact on Children • Impact of Specific Disasters • Impact on School Life • Impact on Mental Health • Reactions of Children • Preschoolers • Elementary School Children • Adolescents • Tsunami and Mental Health • Adjustment Disorder • Adjustment Disorder-Diagnosis • Disaster Induced Anxiety • Disaster Induced Depression • Disaster Induced Anxiety and Depression • Disaster Induced Depression and Mania • Depression • Symptoms of Mania • Symptoms of Depression in Children • ymptoms of Major Depressive Disorder • Signs of Depression in Children • Symptoms Shown by School-Aged Children according to John H. Ehrenreich (2001).

6. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) . 137
• Psycho-social Impact and PTSD • Gender and PTSD • Culture and PTSD • Risk Factors for PTSD.

7. Intervention Strategy . 143
• Issues addressed • Systematic Screening–Essential • Psychosocial Interventions • Changes in a Child’s Behaviour • Phases of Intervention Work • Articulation Phase • Information phase • Action Phase • Multipronged Approach • Psychological First Aid (PFA) • Principles and Techniques of PFA • Phases of Disaster Aid • Stage-wise Tasks Following Disaster Suggested by John H. Ehrenreich (2001).

8. School-based Intervention . 161
• Role of Teacher • Role of School Psychologists • Role of Volunteers • Role of Community • Role of Government • Role of Social apital • Role of Co-ordination • Follow-Up • Coping Mechanisms • Influencing Factors onCoping • Relocation • Parental Adjustment and Family Support • Emotional Reactivity • Long-Term Consequences of Disaster • Wrap up • Objectives.

9. Methods and Assessment Tools for Disaster Children . 175
• The Pressing Issue • Conceptual Frame Work • Postulates of Children Well- Being • Objectives Formulated • Hypothesis Enumerated • Design Drawn • Coverage Children • Pilot Study • Asserting Tools for Data Collection • Study Habit Inventory • Study Involvement Inventory • Anxiety Inventory • Depression Inventory • Adjustment Inventory • Statistical Analysis • Defining Terms • Tsunami • Psycho-social Analysis • Area of Residence • Mental Health Inventory • Low Level of Mental Health Status • High Level of Mental Health Status • Study Habit • Low Level of Study Habit • High Level of Study Habit • Study Involvement • Low Level of Study Involvement • High Level of Study Involvement • Anxiety • Low Level of Anxiety • High Level of Anxiety • Depression • Low Level of Depression • High Level of Depression • Low Level of Adjustment • High Level of Adjustment • Rationale for Area Selection.

10. Psycho-social Impact - an Empirical Discussion . 189

11. Psychosocial Wellbeing–Hypothesis Testing and Findings . 239
• Hypothesis Testing • Prominent Findings • Demographic and Socio-economic Profile • Psycho-social Impact–Simple Observations • Psycho-social Impact and Dimensions of Study Habit • Psycho-social Impact and Dimensions of Study Involvement • Psycho-social Impact and Dimensions of Adjustment • Psycho-social Impact and Personal Variables • Study Habit and Personal Profile Matched • Study Involvement and Personal Profile Matched • Adjustment and Personal Profile Matched.

12. Implication, Social Work Intervention and Conclusion . 253
• Implications • School-Based Programmes • Social Work Intervention • Employing Social Work Methods • Crisis Intervention • Phases of Crisis Intervention • Avenues for Future Research • Conclusion.

References . 265

Annexure - I
Impact of Tsunami as Perceived by the High School Students at Kanyakumari District–A Psycho-social Analysis . 289
• Study Habit Inventory • Study Involvement Inventory • Taylor’s Manifest Anxiety Scale • Depreeion Inventory • A. (Sadness) • B. Pessimist) • C. (Sense of Failure) • D. (Dissatisfaction) • E. (Guilt) • F. (Expectation of Punishment) • G. (Self-Dislike) • H. (Self-Accusations) • I. (Suicidal Ideas) • J. (Crying) • K. (Irritability) • L. (Social Withdrawal) • M. (Indecisiveness) • N. (Body Image Change) • O. (Work Retardation) • P. (Insomnia) • Q. (Fatigability) • R. (Anorexia) • S. (Weight Loss) • T. (Somatic Preoccupation) • U. (Loss of
Libido) • Adjustment Inventory • Introduction.

Annexure - II
Disaster Mitigation Management Towards Child Welfare Services–Tamil Nadu Experience . 303
• Mission Statement • Strategic Intent • Response of the Government of India • Psycho-social Support to Children • Children • Care and Support • Child Participation • Child Protection • Enhanced Protection of Children • Safe Spaces for Children • Restoring Schools • Assistance to Students • Financial Assistance • Child Assistance Scheme • Scholarship for Tsunami-affected Children • Reimbursement of Tuition Fees/Special Fees • Steps Towards Quality Education • Funding Partners with Govt. of Tamil Nadu: At a Glance • A. Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund (PMNRF) • B. Emergency-tsunami Reconstruction Project (ETRP) • C. Tsunami Emergency Assistance Project (Teap) • D. Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction (JFPR) • E. International Fund of Agricultural Assisted Project (IFAD) • F. United Nations Assistance • Impact of Tsunami in Tamil Nadu at a Glance.

Index . 317

 

 

 

 

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