Author : Alhad, Muhammad Afif
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2020, Volume 7, Issue 9, Pages 2350-2357
The residents of the Kampung Warna-Warni (Colorful Tourism Village) do not yet have a cognitive map of disaster. There has been a disaster simulation but it has not been integrated, so residents are still not ready for a disaster. The residents of Kampung Wisata Warna-Warni do not understand the disaster as a whole, are still limited to definitions and have not provided innovative actions in strengthening understanding. Several approaches can be taken in order to increase resident’s awareness about disaster preparedness. One of the approaches used is the cognitive aspect approach, namely increasing people’s understanding of natural disasters. Increasing people’s understanding can be done through various activities, one of which is counseling. Extension is carried out by providing information to residents related to knowledge of disasters including the causes of disasters, disaster impacts, countermeasures that can be done, what should be done when a disaster comes, and recovery after a disaster. The ultimate goal of this serving doctoral program is to increase understanding and change people’s behavior through a cognitive approach. The expected behavior after this program is implemented is related to awareness of disaster preparedness from residents because the location where residents live is on the riverbank. It is fully realized that the intended behavior change cannot happen instantly, therefore it requires commitment and consistency in implementing the program so that the expected results can be achieved maximally.