COMMUNITY RESILIENCY REPARING TO RECOVER “DEVELOPING COMMUNITY RESILIENCE” Breakout 7, 1-2:30 pm Wednesday October 13th, 2010. Sam Dickson MA Addictions and Mental Health Division Emergency Planner.
Sam Dickson MA
Addictions and Mental Health Division
Started the school that is now Portland State University
Population of 40,000 people
The city was only 5 years old when it died overnight
Homeland Security Affairs September 2010
Critical Infrastructure Protection: Update to National Infrastructure Protection Plan
Includes Increased Emphasis on Risk Management and Resilience
GAO Report to Congressional Requesters March 2010
Disaster Resilience Indicators for Benchmarking Baseline Conditions.
Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management 2010
An Operational Framework of Resilience.
Journal of Homeland Security and Emergency Management 2009
Community Resilience and Principles of Mass Trauma Intervention.
Building Resilience to Mass Trauma Event.
Handbook on Injury and violence prevention interventions 2007
Facilitating family and community resilience in response to major disasters
J. Landau and J. Saul New York, Norton 2004
Resiliency in the face of disasters: Strategies for survivors and responders
SAMHSA FEMA Conference April 2010
There have been hundreds of articles over the past 50 years, explaining, promoting, and selling the concept of “resilience”. They are written in the language of psychology, biology, sociology, business, education and politics.
“As a hub of transient laborers from all corners of the country, few residents had any long-term connections with each other and little opportunity or interest to build them. The temporary nature of the new city contributed to an overall sense of insecurity and anxiety among residents. The lack of businesses and recreation opportunities contributed to a sense of distrust, and the relative isolation of the largely male workforce meant there was little demand for community institutions such as a newspaper or high school.”
Social Capital refers to the institutions, relationships, and norms that shape the quality and quantity of a society’s social interaction… Social Capital is not just the sum of the institutions that underpin a society – it is the glue that holds them together (The World Bank, 1999)
Getting your information into the system
But not shared.
The relationships are identified,
But not connected together.
The players are on the field,
But no one knows the game plan.
The job is assigned to someone,
But we are not sure who it is.