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Title: Rising to the occasion : disaster social work in China
Authors: Sim, BWT 
Yuen Tsang, WKA 
Quen, CH
Dong, QH
Issue Date: Jul-2013
Source: International social work, July 2013, v. 56, no. 4, p. 544-562
Abstract: The fifth year since the deadly Wenchuan earthquake that killed more than 87,000 people will be commemorated in 2013. This article critically reviews the development and charts the direction of disaster social work in China, since the fateful 2008 Wenchuan earthquake jump-started it dramatically. While disaster social work publications, social work projects and organizations surged, young Chinese social workers felt challenged by poor professional recognition, harsh working conditions and limited prospects and support. However, they have been spurred onwards by the resilience and growth of their clients and professional fulfilment in the daunting process of recovery and reconstruction.
Keywords: China
Disaster management
Disaster social work
Chinese social workers
Wenchuan earthquake
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Journal: International social work 
ISSN: 0020-8728
EISSN: 1461-7234
DOI: 10.1177/0020872813481992
Rights: © The Author(s) 2013
The published version of the article on SAGE Journals (http://online.sagepub.com) is located at http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0020872813481992
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