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Community resilience needs building long before an emergency event

Resilient communities are able to cope with and manage change, stress and shock. This can include resilience to individual circumstances, such as result family breakdown, mental illness and drug or alcohol abuse, to community level events, including social unrest, unemployment or other economic challenges, through to drought, bushfire or flood.

In this submission, VCOSS explores how resilience is best built long before an emergency event, and with a broader scope than emergency preparedness.