Disaster Communications

How to Cope with Disasters and Strengthen Systems

This publication serves to help managers plan what they might put in place to cope with disasters, and to highlight how taking these steps can improve systems for serving children and  families.

 

Emergency Plan Toolkit: www.Ready.gov

This site helps provides resources and instructions on how to prepare, plan, and stay informed. Includes a kit checklist, brochure and emergency plans.

 

Coping with Disasters – Tips for Child Welfare Agencies – Child Welfare  Matters

This guide, developed by the National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement, helps child welfare agencies prepare to manage disasters. It highlights some major areas agencies should consider – starting with the need to recognize that disasters and crises can happen. It also emphasizes the importance of communicating with broader emergency management efforts and the need to support staff as well as some  resources.

 

http://www.nrccps.org/resources/disaster_emergency_shelters.php

National Resource Center for Child Protective Services – Preventing Child Abuse and Neglect in Disaster Emergency Shelters The curriculum, including trainer’s guide, PowerPoint presentation and participant’s handbook is designed for training emergency shelter staff and volunteers. The curriculum was developed through funding provided by the Children’s Bureau to address Hurricane Katrina-related needs.

 






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