Online sources of reports and statistics are very important in the new age of research and assimilation of data into new reports and documentation of events. People use online sources to compile everything from political speeches to essays for online degrees, and through providing people with information in the way Village Life does, it allows people to educate themselves more efficiently through the use of the World Wide Web.
Village Life Company's Research Program Area develops qualitative studies on disaster response issues designed to primarily provide disaster response organizations with in-depth investigative information. Recently, the research program area has focused on response to incidents of public violence and how organizations responded to the terrorist incidents of 9/11. The following papers have been produced:
- Preliminary Findings: Faith-Based Response to Incidents of Public
Violence (May 2002).
- The Stafford Act. The Federal Response Plan. And the Role
of Faith-Based Organizations (February 2002).
- Post-Disaster Spiritual Care: A Background Paper (May 2002).
- The Crossroads of Spiritual Care: Developing National Standards
- The Lessons of September 11: A Report to the Washington Metropolitan
Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (September 2002)
- Putting Shanksville , PA on the Map: Faith-Based and Community Response to Sept. 11 (May 2004)
Reports produced by the research area are researched by Village
Life and Disaster News staff in collaboration with independent