Effectively responding to the needs of children and families in times of disaster, terrorism, or public health emergencies requires organizations to stay up to date on changing systems and practices. This webinar series provides current recommendations for partnering with local organizations; regional and federal resources available after a disaster or terrorism event; and strategies for staging response activities to address intermediate and long-term recovery. This series is designed to help child- and family-serving providers best position themselves to support their community following catastrophic events.
The needs of children and families may change in the weeks, months, and years following disasters and terrorism events. To best meet these evolving needs, service providers must appreciate the diversity of recovery trajectories and understand how to stage response activities to promote long-term recovery. This webinar provides an overview of current research and up-to-date knowledge on long-term effects and needs after a disaster, strategies for pacing response activities with the stage of disaster, recommendations for working with systems that support youth living outside the home, including foster care and juvenile justice, and considerations for the role of cultural factors.
Knowing what federal and regional resources are available and how to access them is an important component of effective all-hazards planning. To best serve children and families in times of disaster and terrorism, organizations should know how different types of events activate different resources and the conditions under which this happens. This webinar provides an overview of the resources available through federal and regional partners, including the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Administration for Children and Families, and the Office for Victims of Crime Training and Technical Assistance Center.
Strong community partnerships are critical to serving children and families following a disaster or terrorist event. Understanding which organizations are commonly active in disasters and their functions can help child-serving providers build relationships that will strengthen their response in times of need. This webinar provides strategies for establishing and expanding partnerships, discusses considerations for networking in rural and frontier communities, and highlights the role of health care coalitions and schools.