Community leaders

Research has found that a community’s capacity to ‘bounce back’ from disaster depends on strong social networks and the ability to return to normal life.1 Community leaders are in a position to bring the community together and provide information and support following a traumatic event. 

The resources listed below are designed for those working within their community to help support others in the preparedness and aftermath of a natural disaster or community trauma. 

Select the relevant timeline or view all community leader resources below. 

1 Ronan, K.R. & Johnston, D.M. (2005). Promoting community resilience in disasters: The role for schools, youth and families. New York: Springer.