Disaster, Response, and Recovery
Trauma, Resilience, and Everything in Between: Understanding the Heterogeneity of Responses to Disaster
Friday, May 25, 2012,
9:00 AM - 9:40 AM
Although disasters produce serious psychological consequences, most survivors do not suffer lasting harm. Latent trajectory analyses on disasters reveal a number of prototypical longitudinal patterns similar to those in other traumatic events, including chromic dysfunction, recovery, delayed reactions, and-the most common pattern-a stable trajectory of positive adjustment or resilience.