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 PLEASE HELP!!!  I NEED THIS TODAY.  HOMELAND SECURITY COURSE   READ THIS FIRST

As a concept, Whole Community is a means by which residents, emergency management practitioners, organizational and community leaders, and government officials can collectively understand and assess the needs of their respective communities and determine the best ways to organize and strengthen their assets, capacities, and interests. By doing so, a more effective path to societal security and resilience is built. In a sense, Whole Community is a philosophical approach on how to think about conducting emergency management.

There are many different kinds of communities, including communities of place, interest, belief, and circumstance, which can exist both geographically and virtually (e.g., online forums). A Whole Community approach attempts to engage the full capacity of the private and nonprofit sectors, including businesses, faith-based and disability organizations, and the general public, in conjunction with the participation of local, tribal, state, territorial, and Federal governmental partners. This engagement means different things to different groups. In an all-hazards environment, individuals and institutions will make different decisions on how to prepare for and respond to threats and hazards; therefore, a community’s level of preparedness will vary. The challenge for those engaged in emergency management is to understand how to work with the diversity of groups and organizations and the policies and practices that emerge from them in an effort to improve the ability of local residents to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to, and recover from any type of threat or hazard effectively.

QUESTION

In this week’s reading on the Whole Community approach, the following statement appears on page 3, “[A] Whole Community approach attempts to engage the full capacity of the private and nonprofit sectors, including businesses, faith-based and disability organizations, and the general public, in conjunction with the participation of local, tribal, state, territorial, and Federal government partners.” This engagement means different things to different groups. In an all-hazards environment, individuals and institutions will make different decisions on how to prepare for and respond to threats and hazards;” The self-defined philosophy of the Whole Community approach seems to focus primarily on the prevention aspect of the homeland security mission and to push that mission away from the federal government. If, as stated above, the mission means different things to different groups and these different groups will make different decisions, how is a comprehensive strategy developed? Further, how can disparate strategies be concurrently and competently implemented, considering that the federal government will—like it or not—need to play a large role in the response and recovery phases of the mission? Is the federal government shirking its duty by not taking over the entire enterprise?

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