Partnerships with communities around the world and collaborative work is increasing through globalization and a growing professional identity of counselors internationally. With this, it is imperative for professional counselors to consider the long-term implications of their efforts in communities post-disaster. A sustainable model of partnership between international and local counselors/community leaders will be presented for post-crisis response. The model will cover the stages of relief through recovery. Furthermore, the model will support and elaborate on the counselors’ role leading to sustainable development through post-disaster response to enhance equity and well being in the communities they serve.
Participants will evaluate the role of counselors in post disaster care.
Participants will consider how counselors can contribute to sustainable development in post-disaster communities.
Participants will explore their role in advocating for marginalized people in post-disaster care.
Graduate Teaching Assistant,
University of Central Florida