The purpose of this course is to provide guidance for Emergency Managers and implementers of children's programs about meeting the unique needs that arise among children as a result of a disaster or emergency.
The course includes the following lessons:
•Lesson 1: Course Overview
•Lesson 2: Unique Needs of Children in Disasters
•Lesson 3: Critical Components of a Child's World
•Lesson 4: Mitigation
•Lesson 5: Preparedness
•Lesson 6: Response
•Lesson 7: Recovery
•Resources Toolkit (downloadable PDF file)
Much of the information in this course is based upon a document titled "The Unique Needs of Children in Emergencies: A Guide for the Inclusion of Children in Emergency Operations Plans," published by Save the Children.
At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to create, update, or revise an Emergency Operations Plan for your community or organization to effectively address the unique needs of children in disasters.
The target audience for this course is local and state emergency managers and planners. Other individuals or groups that may benefit from taking this course include those directly involved with meeting the needs of children, such as the following:
•Judges and other members of the State, county, and local governmental legal system
•Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOADs), faith-based organizations, and other non-profits
•Child service agencies
•Child care providers