Week 11 – Resilience

The question is:

Define the term “resilience.” What attitudes, behaviors, and activities can be expected (or are proven) to enhance personal resilience? Neighborhood resilience? Community resilience? Are these activities complimentary, collaborative, or deleterious? Explain.

I want the Paper format APA style and no less than 3 Sources (references).

Reading List

Attached Files:

McEntire: Disaster Response and Recovery 2nd ed, Chapter 13 – McEntire Ch. 13.PDF


Chandra, A. (2011). Building Community Resilience to Disasters : A Way Forward to Enhance National Health Security. Santa Monica, CA: RAND Corporation Chap 7

Johnston, D. M., & Paton, D. (2006). Disaster Resilience : An Integrated Approach. Springfield, Ill: Charles C Thomas. Chap 2 & 10

What is resilience? US Dept of State – one page article – see attached. url – The United States Department of State. (n.d.) What is resilience? Retrieved from: http://www.state.gov/m/med/dsmp/c44950.htm

What is Disaster Resilience? – This is an excellent website and the PDF is helpful, but focus now on the home page – http://www.gsdrc.org/topic-guides/disaster-resilience/concepts/what-is-disaster-resilience/

Check this brief but very informative note from HUD – the Dept of Housing and Urban Development.



The McIntire chapter is an excellent overview of the concept of resilience. The other three chapters (attached) expand a bit and put the concept into practical terms. You will about real-world examples – the good, the bad and the ugly.