Assessment includes identification of available community workers, their leadership, cohesion, morale and networks. They need to be assessed for burnout and secondary stress. Intervention. Community workers need assistance and encouragement in their reclamation of their networks and in their work with affected people. Those who have been compromised themselves by the disaster may be given priority assistance so that they can then assist the rest of the community. The nature of the assistance is as described above for other affected people. Workers are cautioned for burnout and secondary stress and treated for them if they occur. Seamless co-operation between community and other groups is facilitated at all hierarchical levels, while potential tension between them may be mitigated through activation of prior plans and two way sharing of current information and goals.