The intersection of trauma and disaster behavioral health: An introduction

Katie E. Cherry, Allison Gibson

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The purpose of this introduction is to set the stage for an interdisciplinary examination of the intersection of trauma and post-disaster behavioral health that is addressed in the chapters of this book. We have brought together a unique ensemble of scholars, including researchers and practitioners, in their areas of expertise. Taken together, the chapter authors speak to the challenges and solutions related to meeting the needs of recovery in the context of trauma and disaster response. This introduction begins with a brief overview of disasters and their psychosocial consequences, to contextualize the present volume. The organization of this volume is summarized next, highlighting individual chapters. We conclude by emphasizing for the reader why the intersection of trauma and disaster behavioral health is a pressing concern in the twenty-first century.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Intersection of Trauma and Disaster Behavioral Health
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9783030515256
StatePublished - Nov 19 2020

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© Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020.


  • Behavioral health
  • Disaster policy
  • Disasters
  • Prior lifetime trauma
  • Psychosocial recovery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Psychology
  • General Medicine
  • General Social Sciences
  • General Health Professions
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Environmental Science


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