The Road to Resiliency: Building a Jewish Community Trauma Response Plan

By Joel M. Carp

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA), Fall 2007

Jewish communities must be prepared to respond to traumatic events that will inevitably occur, whether they are the result of natural disasters, terrorist attacks, or a consequence of the death or severe illness of individuals in the community that reverberate throughout a community, the author contends. He explains that mental health, resiliency-based response requires specialized training beyond the core professional education of Jewish agency clinical staff. To achieve this goal, the author asserts, communities must create policies and structures that support such a community plan. He describes the experience of the Chicago Jewish community as it planned and implemented a second responder strategy designed to provide the Jewish community with the capacity to meet this challenge.

Topic: Social Services, Disaster Management, Jewish Organizations, Emergency Management, Social Planning

Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service

Editor: Chalew, Gail Naron , Swartz, Barry R.

Volume/Issue: vol.83/no.1

Page Number(s): 5-21

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Genre: Article

Coverage: Chicago, Illinois , United States

Language: English

Copyright Holder: Publisher

Bibliographic Information:
Carp, Joel M. The Road to Resiliency: Building a Jewish Community Trauma Response Plan. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA). Fall 2007: 5-21. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=3710


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