Disaster & Emergency Management Assistant Professor Evalyna Bogdan has co-authored a research paper, “Building new relationships and connections in emergency management: The role of social work practitioners and human service professionals in disaster recovery,” in the Canadian Journal of Emergency Management.
“Spurred by the climate crisis, disasters are growing in frequency and severity around the world. In Western Canada, the impacts of the 2013 floods, 2016 wildfires, and the Covid-19 pandemic have devastated communities. Social workers, and human service professionals who assist in meeting the needs of individuals, families, groups, and communities in overcoming challenges, such as education assistants, outreach workers, and child and family support workers, are increasingly involved in the mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery phases of disasters,” the papers states.
Read the full article in Canadian Journal of Emergency Management.
Professor Bogdan also worked on a project alongside the Canadian Red Cross and Partners for Action at the University of Waterloo. The project is titled “Inclusive resilience: Reducing disaster risks for Canadians”.
Read the executive summary on the University of Waterloo website.