| Published: December 25, 2015
A Multistep Model of Resilience Development
Every year, natural disasters create havoc and threaten the strength & stability of communities throughout the world .The 2014 floods that struck Kashmir also created a lot of material and psychological devastation, by taking away many precious lives & destroying homes in its wake. Considering the same, the survivors of the floods were left not only with the challenges like unfinished repairs, lingering insurance claim disputes & financial strain but also the severe psychological problems like depression and trauma. Amidst such circumstances the depth of the psychological capital in the community has an important role to play. Broadly speaking, building resilience can be an effective response in this regard. As per Aldrich (2012) what contributes to efficient reconstruction is more important than ever. In this context the present study proposes a multi-step model of resilience development among flood affected people. As the model is grounded in principles of positive psychology and takes into consideration the Indian cultural context, it is hoped that, the same can be made use of by the mental health professionals in order to help the victims to effectively deal with the challenges by focusing on resilience development.
This is an Open Access Research distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any Medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
© 2015 I M Kumar, S Shah
Received: November 01, 2015; Revision Received: November 18, 2015; Accepted: December 25, 2015
Published in Volume 03, Issue 1, October-December, 2015