Bushfire information session
- Professor Lisa Gibbs -
- Child and Community Welfare Unit -
Professor Lisa Gibbs presented a seminar on the devastating and unprecedented bushfire season. The seminar was recorded on 22nd January and can be found here
The Beyond Bushfires: Community Resilience and Recovery research findings were designed to guide disaster resilience policy and services. The social and community factors impacting mental health and resilience in the 3-5 years after the Black Saturday bushfires of February 2009 were examined. Specific impacts on children and school communities were also studied. The wide uptake of the findings and recommendations across the emergency sector in Australia and internationally led to funding to return to the study communities in 2019 to understand long term (10 year) recovery profiles.