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Training: G366 Planning For the Needs of Children In Disasters

  • 07/27/2012
  • 9:00 AM - 3:30 PM
  • 106 Milwaukee Mall, Charles City

Workshop Description

The purpose of this workshop is to provide guidance for Emergency Managers and other agencies, organizations, and implementers of children’s programs about meeting the unique needs that arise among children as a result of a disaster or emergency.

Target Audience and Prerequisites

The target audience for this course includes local and state emergency managers and planners. The list that follows includes other individuals or groups that are crucial to meeting the needs of children in disasters and may benefit from taking this course:

  • Schools
  • Childcare providers
  • Businesses witih childcare centers at their facilities
  • Pediatricians and medical facilities that care for children
  • Children's social servivces mental health facilities
  • Judges and other members of the legal system
  • Private-sector organizations that support children
  • Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOADs)
  • Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and non-profits
  • Faith-based organizations

Workshop Objectives

After completing this workshop, participants should be able to create, update, or revise an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) for their community or organization to effectively address the unique needs of children in disasters.

In order to effectively plan for the needs of children in disasters, participants should be able to:

  • Explain how children's needs in disasters are unique.
  • Describe the critical components of a child's world.
  • Explain the importance of coordinated disaster planning efforts.
  • Create a list of local organizations to include on a planning team to create the community's Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) or to revise the EOP to integrate the unique needs of children.
  • List ways that proper planning can help to ensure that the needs of children are met during emergency response operations.
  • Explain how the unique needs of children can be met in shelters.
  • List four effects of disaster on children.
  • Explain three main priorities for helping children to return to their normal routine and education.
  • Discuss the factors that lead to resilience among children faced with disaster.
  • Explain how demographic information can be used when planning for the needs of children in disasters.
  • Identify funding resources for hazard mitigation.
  • Evaluate an Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) against recommendations in "The Unique Needs of Children in Emergencies."

Registration: http://homelandsecurity.iowa.gov/training/CalDetails.aspx?EventID=339&CourseID=189


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