• June 2008
  • Vol. 9, No. 5

Spotlight on Disaster Preparedness

  • NRC Resources for Disaster Preparedness
    The Children's Bureau National Resource Centers (NRCs) offer numerous online resources as well as opportunities for training and technical assistance (T&TA) to States and jurisdictions in the area...
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  • Helping Children Prepare for Disasters
    Through the eyes of a child, natural disasters and other emergencies can be a frightening and confusing experience. Talking with children about disaster preparedness and involving them in the...
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  • Louisiana LIFTS
    Louisiana was only partially through its Program Improvement Plan (PIP) period in the fall of 2005 when Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastated the State. A renegotiated PIP was approved by the...
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  • Preparing Courts to Deal With Disasters
    Disasters such as major hurricanes impact all community systems, including the legal and judicial systems. A new online publication and webpage developed through a partnership among the American...
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  • The National Response Framework
    The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recently rolled out the National Response Framework (NRF), which establishes a comprehensive, national...
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  • Including Children in Emergency Plans
    Children are particularly vulnerable in times of disaster when the people and institutions that normally provide them with care and supervision are separated from them or destroyed. Depending on...
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  • Long-Term Services After Major Disasters
    Natural and manmade disasters of the last decade have highlighted the need for long-term recovery services, as well as the role that nonprofit organizations can play in providing these services. A...
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