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Resiliency in the Face of Disaster and Terrorism: 10 Things to Do to Survive [Paperback]

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Item description for Resiliency in the Face of Disaster and Terrorism: 10 Things to Do to Survive by V. Alex Kehayan, Joseph C. Napoli, Lorie Kellogg, Jessica Miller Kelley, Despina Prassas, Larry C. Spears & Ana Planella...

Addressing issues of physical and mental health, this practical pocket guide offers concrete strategies for surviving a disaster and outlines how to best sustain mental health and emotional resiliency long after the event is over. Ten streamlined chapters present a clear path of response to stressful events of any scale, from individual traumas to terrorism. Readers immediately benefit from the reassurance that comes from having a map for responding appropriately. They also learn what to say and not to say to comfort and support others, sustaining communities if catastrophe strikes. Reassuring in a time of uncertainty, this handbook empowers readers with a collection of personal tools to prevent, prepare for, respond to, and recover from calamity.

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Pages   196
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 0.5" Width: 5.25" Height: 8"
Weight:   0.6 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Oct 28, 2005
Publisher   Personhood Press
ISBN  1932181180  
ISBN13  9781932181180  

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More About V. Alex Kehayan, Joseph C. Napoli, Lorie Kellogg, Jessica Miller Kelley, Despina Prassas, Larry C. Spears & Ana Planella

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! V. Alex Kehayan, EdD, is an educator, practicing clinical psychologist, and author. He is the director of the Edu-Psych Center in Ridgewood, New Jersey, and the deputy chief of the Emergency Management Community Crisis Response Team in Fort Lee, New Jersey. He serves on the board of directors of the National Peer Helping Association and trains peer leaders and professionals in crisis prevention, intervention skills, emergency management program design, and psychological first aid. He lives in Ridgewood, New Jersey. Joseph C. Napoli, MD, specializes in disaster psychiatry, traumatic stress, and post-traumatic stress disorders. He is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, where he teaches emergency psychiatry. He lives in Fort Lee, New Jersey.

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1Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Psychology & Counseling > General
2Books > Subjects > Health, Mind & Body > Self-Help > General
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4Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Current Events > Disaster Relief
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All traumatic events spawn the good and the bad, the unique and the clueless. The Post 9/11 world has been no exception. Following the single biggest loss of Aerican blood on American soil since the Civil War battle of Antietam, there have been scores of hucksters, self-proclaimed experts, and scare-mongers alike purporting to have the Final Fix It to deal with the world following the horrors of that fateful day.

There have been several works of political and journalistic types that have been well written, moving, accurately evocative of that terrible day, and contributed something unique to our permanent discussion about what it means to live insecurely in an increasingly insecure world. It's not just 9/11. Katrina. Rita. Earthquakes. Tornadoes galore. Tsunamis. The list is seemingly endless.

At LAST there is a book that concisely yet capably brings in more data than I ever thought possible to pre-brief the average person about how to deal with disaster---and most important of all, how to be: RESILIENT.

I really down't know how Kehayan and Napoli did it. Those of us who write for a living are constantly faced with what I call the '10 poounds of gold that must fit in a five pound bag' conundrum. In short, what do you exclude? How do you summarize without weakening the work? Most of us cannot do this adequately. Kehayan and Napoli have succeeded, in spades.

In one small, highly readable, well organized, graphically lucid and linguistically 'Just The Facts, Ma'am' style, these two mental health professionals weave in the basic How-To's with the whys and wherefores of REALLY surviving. The authors were able to get Mary Ellen Salamone, the courageous and singular President of FAMILIES OF SEPTEMBER 11, to write a forward that will move you to tears without mawkishness.

The ten things---and you must read the book to know what they are---to deal with disaster with resiliency are worth the price of admission.

I , who spent years working in the heart of the U.S. Congress, learned a few things about how federal laws work for disaster relief. As a father, I learned a few valuable things to help me better protect my kids. As a husband, I have more skills to help aid my wife if disaster strikes. And as an American who knew people who perished on 9/11, I have come away a well focused, better armed, more thoughtful, sensitive and RESLIENT man able to face disasters after having read this book.

this site only allows ratings up to five stars worth. I would throw in several more if I could. What I can and will do is to urge you to: BUY THIS BOOK!

Challenge: Name me two other books besides this one that will save your life? I won.
No Home should be without a copy!  Dec 3, 2005
This book was obviously very well researched and clearly written with loads of pratical information. Covers a wide range of issues, how to be prepared and what to do after. Presented in an easy to read format with lots of reference material. Also has the unique combination of medical and psychological information that everyone can benefit from in some way. Truly a needed "handbook" in todays world. A bargain for all the information this book contains. It would take many hours to research this on your own. The authors are to be commended on their work. Money well invested.
Groundbreaking: The First of Its Kind!  Nov 28, 2005
Resiliancy is well written, well organized, easy to understand and complete in every sense. Thus far, it is the premier individual and family guide to preparing for a personal and family crises of any kind. It is literally "a how to" manual on how to prepare yourself and on how to be resiliant in the face of disaster and terroism. The book's references are spectacular. In short, when the book doesn't have the answer it tells you where to go to get the answer. In the post 9/11 world we live in, it's a must own.
be prepared!  Oct 14, 2005
With the aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina & Rita, being prepared for calamity is much on everyone's minds, Rebeccasreads recommends RESILIENCY IN THE FACE OF DISASTER & TERRORISM as a no flourishes guidebook of information on preparing yourself & surviving.

In 10 fast & succinct chapters you will learn how to determine what might happen in your life: injury - heart attack - wildfire - car crashes - earthquakes - domestic violence - rape - illness - storms - tornadoes - shooting - flash floods - robbery - terrorism - poverty, among many...
- what to expect
- how to prevent
- how to prepare
- how we react
- when to get help
- help yourself
- help others

National & personal Armaggedons can come at any time -- life is dangerous, no matter where we live nor how poor/rich we are -- learning from this book & getting you & your family prepared will help you sleep at night.

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