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Building Recovery Capability locally

27th February, 2020 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm


Community recovery specialist, Anne Leadbeater, and renowned clinical psychologist, David
Younger, will provide overviews of key recovery principles and insights into their extensive
experiences working with communities in the post-disaster environment.


  • Anne Leadbeater is a leader in community recovery and resilience. Following the 2009 Black
    Saturday fires, Anne coordinated the initial recovery efforts for the Kinglake Ranges
    communities. She has also worked in communities recovering from drought, flood, cyclone
    and earthquakes across Australia and New Zealand. Anne was lead writer on the review of
    the national Community Recovery handbook and has authored papers on communicating in
    emergencies and community leadership in disaster recovery.
  • David Younger is a Clinical and Consultant Psychologist with over ten years’ therapy, clinical
    intervention and psychosocial recovery experience. David provides assistance to disasteraffected
    communities, advice and guidance to local and state government, and Recovery
    Cycle and Psychological First Aid training. David is a current member of the Emergencies
    Psychosocial Reference Group for the Department of Health & Human Services, and natural
    disaster consultant to Red Cross

Program overview
Community recovery / resilience: Anne Leadbeater
Fri 28 Feb
• 10:00 to 12:00 – Lithgow Council Chamber, Admin Building, 180 Mort St, Lithgow
• 15:00 to 17:00 – The Gallery, First Floor Wollondilly Council Administration Building, 62 Menangle St, Picton

Psychosocial recovery: David Younger
Thurs 27 Feb
• 10:30 to 12:30 Wentworth Falls School of Arts, 217-219 Great Western
Hwy, Wentworth Falls

Please email to register your attendance.
NB: places are limited to 30 at each session and will be allocated on a first come, first serve
basis (ensuring representation across councils, organisations and agencies)


27th February, 2020
10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Event Category:


Communities and Justice
View Organiser Website


Wentworth Falls School of Arts
217-219 Great Western Highway
Wentworth Falls, NSW 2782 Australia
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