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Working with communities through high emotion - Charlton & Carisbrook flood

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Department of Health and Human Services

Room 3.01, 74-78 Queen St

Bendigo, Victoria 3550

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This Working with communities through high emotion consultation brings together agencies, government representatives and service providers involved in recovery activities to explore how government activities and decisions can be improved to support individual and communities through ‘high emotion’.

Using the findings of the Working with communities through high emotion project, the department will develop a suite of resources to assist the emergency management sector to understand and respond to the emotional impact of recovery activities and decisions on individual and communities.

What are the key topics for discussion?

This consultation will focus on the Carisbrook and Charlton floods relief and recovery and explore:

  • The role of government activities and decisions in causing ‘high emotion’
  • Identify and scope resources to support the EM sector to consider and respond to the emotional impact of recovery activities and decisions on individuals and communities

    What is high emotion?

    Emotional reactions are a normal response to the distress and trauma associated with an emergency. ‘High emotion’ is any emotional response of such an intensity that it disrupts a person’s capacity to undertake recovery activities. This can be experienced individually or collectively throughout a community. When high emotion is triggered or exacerbated by agencies or government departments the recovery of communities or individuals can be affected. Understanding the predictors of high emotion and building strategies to reduce or respond to high emotion will improve recovery.

    Who should attend?

    Any agency, local government, emergency services organisations, government departments or service providers involved in relief and recovery for Carisbrook or Charlton.

    If personnel who were involved in the floods are no longer at your organisation we still encourage any suitable organisational representatives to attend.

    Please forward this invitation to suitable contacts within your network.

    If you have any questions please contact Fiona Li, Senior Policy Officer, Emergency Management, Department of Health and Human Services 9096 5491 or fiona.li@dhhs.vic.gov.au.


    Working with communities through high emotion

    The Working with communities through high emotion project seeks to improve community and individual post-disaster recovery by supporting the emergency management sector to plan and respond to ‘high emotion’.

    The Department of Health and Human Services will develop a suite of resources through this project to assist the emergency management sector to support individuals and communities through high emotion.

    As a first step, the department is undertaking a literature review and community and stakeholder consultations to understand the causes of high emotion, the role of government and agencies in increasing or reducing high emotions, and to scope resources to support the sector.

    Why are there community and sector consultations?

    To ensure this project is grounded in the experiences of Victorians, community and sector consultations will be conducted within seven communities recently impacted by emergencies. These communities were identified for their diversity, history, and having experienced a flood, bushfire or extreme act of violence where the lessons learned could improve the recovery arrangements across Victoria.


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