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Title: Guangzhou social workers in Yingxiu : a case study of social work intervention in the aftermath of the Sichuan 5.12 earthquake in China
Authors: Ku, HB
Pei, YX
Zhang, HQ
Keywords: 5.12 Sichuan earthquake
Disaster management
Strengths perspective
Capacity building
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
Source: China journal of social work, 2009, v. 2, no. 3, p. 151-163 How to cite?
Journal: China journal of social work 
Abstract: The most devastating effects of the Sichuan 5.12 earthquake occurred in Yingxiu, where Guangzhou social workers were sent to deal with the aftermath. In this paper, we describe our experience working in the post-earthquake community and the theoretical approach we adopted to realize our objectives. We also outline the challenges and opportunities of the social work profession in the field of disaster management. We argue that social workers in China should adopt a holistic approach to disaster intervention and act as promoters of psychological well-being in the community, needs appraisers, capacity builders, and social resource mediators.
ISSN: 1752-5098
EISSN: 1752-5101
DOI: 10.1080/17525090903211705
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