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FEMA Youth Preparedness Webinar April 21

posted Apr 5, 2015, 8:33 PM by Steve Taffee

From Tots to Teens: Emerging Research and Practices to Address the Unique Needs of Young Disaster Survivors

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

4:00 PM EDT

Children have unique vulnerabilities and capabilities when it comes to disasters. In an effort to mitigate these vulnerabilities and enhance these capabilities, youth preparedness programs should leverage the growing body of research about child psychology and disaster resilience.

On Tuesday, April 21, the FEMA Youth Preparedness Technical Assistance (TA) Center is hosting a webinar about emerging trends in research on the coping behaviors of children affected by disasters and their practical applications when planning for or working with children.

FEMA supports youth preparedness wherever it is taught, and works to strengthen the network of youth preparedness practitioners throughout the Nation. This webinar will feature three expert speakers to discuss youth preparedness, response and recovery, and resilience science. Participants will learn about not only the research behind the theories, but also the practical applications they can tailor for use in their own communities.

Featured speakers for the webinar are:

  • Ann Masten, PhD, Regents Professor, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota
  • Lori Peek, PhD, Associate Professor and Co-Director, Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis (CDRA), Colorado State University
  • Jessy Burton, MSW, Associate Director, Psychosocial Programs, Save the Children US

Participants will also learn about the FEMA Youth Preparedness TA Center and the tools and resources available for those developing or implementing local youth preparedness programs.

To register for the webinar, please visit https://icpd.adobeconnect.com/totstoteens1/event/registration.html.