The Therapeutic Community Revisited: Some Suggested Modifications And Their Implications
Gurney, Patrick J.
Disaster Research Center
When a disaster strikes a community it often leaves behind a path of destruction, including property damage, personal injury and death. Often the magnitude of this destruction necessitates a community-wide response. It has been suggested that when a community is hit by a disaster agent certain adaptations are required so that the community can recover and return to normal. In order to explain this phenomena two social scientists, Charles Fritz (1961) and Allen Barton (1970) have developed the concept of a therapeutic community. This concept refers to the emergence of a new social order which arises to meet the new demands and needs created by the catastrophe.
therapy , recovery , community response , Teton Dam