Year of Award
Master of Interdisciplinary Studies (MIS)
Department or School/College
Interdisciplinary Studies Program
Kimber Haddix-McKay, Mehrdad Kia
Community Based Participatory Research, Disaster Preparedness, Permaculture, Resilience, Training
University of Montana
The Community Resilience Training (CRT) Project Proposal is a design for the creation and implementation of a multi-level, adaptive curriculum designed to improve community resilience to disasters and other major disruption. Grounded in chaos theory and the complexity paradigm of disaster response, the CRT program is designed to provide information at the community level to promote change throughout the disaster preparedness, response, relief, and recovery process. The CRT project incorporates permaculture technology, wilderness medicine protocols, community organizing skills, and transnational advocacy competencies with traditional community knowledge to create a culturally specific training curriculum. Through the research process, community knowledge and needs will be identified, allowing for the adaptation of the CRT framework to be adapted to local needs. Further, the CRT program would facilitate the transfer of effective community adaptations to disruption to other vulnerable communities.
Wilson, Delyla, "Community Resilience Training Project Proposal" (2012). Graduate Student Theses, Dissertations, & Professional Papers. 219.
© Copyright 2012 Delyla Wilson