Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Preparing individuals with mental illnesses for disasters: A grant proposal
by Blawn, Janet L., M.S.W., California State University, Long Beach, 2014, 78; 1527678
Abstract (Summary)

Natural disasters and catastrophic events have devastated hundreds of thousands of individuals worldwide. While governmental and disaster relief agencies attempt to respond as quickly as possible, individuals can be cut off from resources and services for extended periods, increasing stress and health complications. Individuals with mental illnesses are even more vulnerable in the aftermath of a disaster when they are cut off from vital medications and therapeutic services. Disaster preparedness promotes resilience and empowers individuals to take personal responsibility for their safety. The purpose of this project was to identify potential funding sources and write a grant proposal that funds the development and implementation of disaster preparedness classes for individuals living in the community with mental illnesses. Actual submission and/or funding of this grant was not a requirement for the successful completion of this project.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Washington, Thomas Alex
School: California State University, Long Beach
Department: Social Work
School Location: United States -- California
Source: MAI 52/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Education finance, Mental health, Social work, Public policy
Keywords: Disaster preparedness, Grant proposal, Mental health, Mental illness, Social work
Publication Number: 1527678
ISBN: 978-1-303-92532-0
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