Resilience and prevention have similar qualities when compared. Resilience is, as described in Building community resilience for children and families, the ability to bounce back from any kind of disasters or adversity. Prevention was defined in Ecology, Prevention, and Promotion, "to reduce environmental stressors and to enhance host resistances to withstand those stressors." Both deal with surviving obstacles thrown at, in this case, a community.
Recalling last week's material, prevention has three types; primary, secondary, and tertiary. All of three of these types of prevention were similar to this week's material on resilience. Primary prevention deals with preventing or reducing the instance from occurring, in a lot of cases by teaching communities about the problem. You can see examples of this in both the videos Building Community Resilience and Preparing for Disaster: A community based approach. In both videos we see communities gathering volunteers to teach other community habitants about the natural disasters and how to prepare for these natural disasters.
Secondary prevention involves detecting the issues. This is very similar to what was described by the woman in the video What is a resilience assessment?. She spoke about identifying key systems, dynamics, and key issues in the social ecological system and identifying multiple regimes in order to identify different management interventions to build resilience in the system.
Lastly, tertiary prevention is a type of prevention that deals with the adverse situations after the fact. Once again we did see a lot of this in this week's material, Building Community Resilience and Preparing for Disaster: A community based approach. In the second video mentioned a boy went to visit a home that was damaged by a natural disaster to give information and assistance to a family that lived there.
Even though they are resilience and prevention seems to be similar in character they are different. When prevention is impossible, like in situations of natural disasters, resilience is extremely necessary. No one can stop natural disasters from ever occurring, it is impossible. In this case having a resilient community is key. The changes being made in countries like Nepal, where natural disasters are occurring all the time, you can see how having a resilient community can make a difference in the lives of everyone in the community.
Building Community Resistance. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmc3CoiCfKo
Gurwitch, R. H., Pfefferbaum, B., Montgomery, J. M., Klomp, R. W., & Reissman, D. B. (2007). Building community resilience for children and families. Oklahoma City: Terrorism and Disaster Center at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Preparing for Disaster. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AWS4s6E5ock
What is a resilience assessment?. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSJ7Dh4J8Zc