In the wake of the 2009 Gippsland fires: Young adults perceptions of post-disaster social supports
Australian Journal of Rural Health, 06/12/2012
Forbes RJ et al. – Participants believed that how an individual, community or service provider framed loss had a significant impact on entitlement and how needs were met. Importantly, how society, policy and service providers framed young adults as either adult or adolescent impacts on how their needs were met. This study highlights the need to resituate how loss is viewed and the need for policy and service providers to address the existing nomenclature mismatch and framing of loss so that young adults are not excluded from supports essential to recovery.