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Understanding Resilience Attributes for Children, Youth, and Community in the Wake of the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill

Lead PI: Dr Jaishree Beedasy

Unit Affiliation: National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP)

January 2016 - December 2019
Inactive
North America ; United States ; Gulf Coast
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The ultimate goals of this research project are to: 1) Assess the public health and social impacts of the DH oil spill with a special focus on children and their families; 2) Identify attributes of children and families associated with resilience to negative disaster impacts and, conversely, attributes of children and families associated with vulnerability to negative disaster impacts; 3) Build a three wave panel dataset that allows for the assessment of within-unit change (i.e., children and their families) related to impacts, resilience, and vulnerability; 4) Train graduate students in disaster resilience research to help build the next generation of scholars dedicated to these issues; and 5) Make the information generated from this project actionable with the aim of helping facilitate disaster resilience and mitigate vulnerability.

SPONSOR:

Louisiana State University

ORIGINATING SPONSOR:

Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$873,198

WEBSITE:

http://research.gulfresearchinitiative.org/research-awards/projects/?pid=287

KEYWORDS

resilience oil spills disasters deepwater horizon children

THEMES

Restless earth

MULTIMEDIA

GoMRI RFP-V: Resilience Attributes for Children, Youth, and Communities in Deepwater Horizon