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When Public Tragedies Happen: Community Practice Approaches in Grief, Loss & Recovery
Journal of Community Practice (2014)
  • Nancy P. Kropf, Georgia State University
  • Barbara L. Jones
Abstract

While an expansive literature exists on individual experiences after a catastrophic event, there is less attention to how the community as a social structure experiences a significant tragedy. These ‘public tragedies’ create disruptions across multiple domains of community functioning. Using the Community Capacity model (Hart, 1999) as a framework for assessment, outcomes of a public tragedy are described. Additionally, community practice approaches are identified for the three phases that communities subsequently experience: crisis, processing of the event, and adaptation.

Publication Date
2014
Citation Information
Nancy P. Kropf and Barbara L. Jones. "When Public Tragedies Happen: Community Practice Approaches in Grief, Loss & Recovery" Journal of Community Practice Vol. 22 (2014)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/nancy_p_kropf/23/