"PrepTalks Discussion Guides are companion documents to PrepTalk video presentations and question-and-answer (Q&A) sessions. When used together with the videos, these guides help translate the research and expertise showcased in each presentation into action steps to improve disaster preparedness. Dr. Aldrich's PrepTalk highlights research demonstrating how factors internal to a community are the real drivers of resilience rather than external factors such as outside aid. He breaks down the important role of different types of social capital (bonding, bridging, and linking) and the role each serves to increase community resilience. Finally, his PrepTalk provides examples of how communities are innovating to increase social capital."
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