Disaster Preparedness for Children

The terror events of 2001 brought U.S. attention to the importance of preparedness planning and training, which subsequently has been enhanced by both natural and manmade disasters.

Preparedness starts with common-sense guidelines to ensure that communities know what to do to minimize the effects of a potential disaster. In addition, health care workers and facilities are required to have disaster plans in place to accommodate a variety of potential mass-casualty incidents – from chemical “accidents” and targeted terror attacks to natural disasters common to the locale. These plans should include special populations that are particularly vulnerable to disaster events. Children are, perhaps, the most vulnerable of these groups – both physiologically and psychologically.

This live PowerPoint presentation is a one-hour module on disaster preparedness for children. Topics include: emergency planning, family readiness, disaster supply information, the special needs of children, and other resources and recommendations.

Name: Dr. Marisa Braun
Phone: (954) 262-1695

Dr. Marisa Braun
Nova Southeastern University
Health Professions Division
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Center for Bioterrorism and All-Hazards Preparedness (CBAP)
3434 South University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33328-2000

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Languages: English
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Target Capabiltities: Common: Community Preparedness and Participation, Respond: Citizen Evacuation and Shelter In-place, Common: Planning
Universal Task Listing: Common
Cognative Domain: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application
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Added: Thu Nov 01 18:56:14 -0400 2007
Last Updated: Thu Nov 01 18:56:50 -0400 2007