A Guide to Engaging in Disaster Recovery

As the bushfire emergencies continue in NSW and Queensland, engagement practitioners are working hard with communities to negotiate the difficult and distressing task of negotiating the journey of recovery.

In 2015, IAP2 Australasia along with Anne Leadbeater OAM produced a resource, A Guide to Engaging in Disaster Recovery, to help community leaders and engagement practitioners working to engage and support communities in recovery.

This guide is intended for anyone involved in a disaster recovery situation – community leaders, politicians, engagement practitioners, workers from specialised agencies, those without prior recover experience or for experienced professionals working in a community they are unfamiliar with. The content focuses on the ‘human’ element of recovering, examining the importance of effective engagement, and identifying useful strategies that maximis the potential for sustained, strategic disaster recovery that is genuinely community-led.

The guide is free and can be downloaded here.

We invite you to share this with those who may need it.

We are proud of the practitioners and the skills and experience they bring to the crisis.

Thank you to Anne Leadbeater OAM and the Working Group involved in producing this important resource –  Abigail Walters, Carole Owen, David Mazzaferri, Erin Fuery, Haidee Scott, Joanne Crerar, Julie Bruynius, Kiri Maxwell, Marc Florio, Merveen Cross, Monica Sidhu, Neil Williamson, Sioux Campbell, Suellen Flint and Tracey Reed.