- June 2006
- Vol. 7, No. 5
Tips for Better Disaster Planning
The impact of hurricanes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters in recent years has highlighted the need for disaster preparedness at all levels of government. The spring 2006 issue of Child Welfare Matters focuses on steps State child welfare agencies can take to become better prepared to respond to disasters.
The main article highlights some major areas agencies need to consider, starting with the recognition that disasters can and do happen. The critical aspects of disaster planning are then discussed, including the importance of communicating with broader emergency efforts and the need to support staff. Examples of State plans and a list of resources are also provided.
Child Welfare Matters is published by the National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement and is available on its website:
http://muskie.usm.maine.edu/helpkids/rcpdfs/cwmatters3.pdf (PDF - 527 KB)