November 1998 (VOL. 16, NO. 3)

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Title: After the Oklahoma City Bombing: A Case Study of the Resource Coordination Committee\r\nAuthor(s): Kenneth R. Wedel, Donald R. Baker\r\nAbstract:\t\r\nThe Resource Coordination Committee (RCC) was established to address unmet needs in the wake of the Oklahoma City bombing on April 19, 1995. The purpose of the RCC was to bring people together who could contribute money, workers, or materials to serve unmet needs of disaster survivors. Initially composed of a working group of representatives from over 40 organizations, the RCC provided services or resources to individuals and families recovering from the disaster. We explored the organizational dynamics that emerged as the committee came together to address the unmet needs of victims. Particular attention was given to the leadership processes of the committee, its approach to decision-making, its control of confidentiality, and how it addressed accountability. Also, we conducted an assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the RCC as identified by the members. In this report, we conclude with considerations based on case study findings for addressing unmet needs in future disaster situations. \r\n\r\nNovember 1998, Vol. 16, No. 3, pp. 363-370\r\nFEEDBACK FROM THE FIELD\r\nTitle: Crisis Intervention by Community Participation \r\nAuthor(s): Jeyanth K. Newport, Godfrey G. P. Jawahar \r\n