Addressing domestic violence should be part of recovery plan during natural disasters

8/31/17 From the the Disaster and Community Crisis Center (DCC) at MU. Past research shows that disasters can increase the prevalence and severity of domestic violence; they have compounding effects on the recovery of women and families experiencing this violence. Emergency management often conceptualizes disasters in four phases: response, recovery, mitigation and preparedness. The framework uses this perspective to identify objectives to use before, during and after a disaster to help victims of domestic violence.