Resilience framework and guidelines for practice (2012)
Type of ContentReports
PublisherUniversity of Canterbury. Department of Accounting and Information Systems
University of Canterbury. Geography
University of Canterbury. Psychology
University of Canterbury. School of Language, Social and Political Sciences
University of Canterbury. School of Health Sciences
University of Canterbury. Sociology
AuthorsBritt, E., Carter, J., Conradson, D., Scott, A., Vargo, J., Moss, H.show all
The Canterbury earthquakes are unique in that the there have been a series of major earthquakes, each with their own subsequent aftershock pattern. These have extended from the first large earthquake in September 2010 to currently, at the time of writing, two years later. The last significant earthquake of over magnitude 5.0 on the Richter scale was in May on 2012, and the total number of aftershocks has exceeded 12,000. The consequences, in addition to the loss of life, significant injury and widespread damage, have been far reaching and long term, with detrimental effects and still uncertain effects for many. This provides unique challenges for individuals, communities, organisations and institutions within Canterbury. This document reviews research-based understandings of the concept of resilience. A conceptual model is developed which identifies a number of the factors that influence individual and household resilience. Guided by the model, a series of recommendations are developed for practices that will support individual and household resilience in Canterbury in the aftermath of the 2010-2011 earthquakes.
CitationBritt, E., Carter, J., Conradson, D., Scott, A., Vargo, J., Moss, H. (2012) Resilience framework and guidelines for practice. Ministry of Social Development. 46pp..
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Keywordsresilience; earthquake; Canterbury
ANZSRC Fields of Research17 - Psychology and Cognitive Sciences::1701 - Psychology::170113 - Social and Community Psychology
37 - Earth sciences::3709 - Physical geography and environmental geoscience::370903 - Natural hazards