Separation and Reunification in Disasters
Richardson, J., Baker, E., Gallagher, H., et al. (2016). Separation and Reunification in Disasters. Planning for Community-Based Disaster Resilience Worldwide.
The authors of this chapter describe the psychosocial considerations related to separation and reunification in disasters, using Australian bushfires as an example. They discuss disaster planning, mental health, patterns of separation, medium- and long-term consequences, methods of reunification, and limitations.