Disaster preparedness, myths and programs that hold promise

Runtime 00:21:48, Released 25/3/19

Disaster preparedness, myths and programs that hold promise
Emerging Minds Podcast

 
 
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In this episode we talk to Dr. Briony Towers, a research fellow in the Centre for Urban Research at RMIT University, about the benefits of involving children in disaster preparedness, as well as some of the myths and misconceptions that children hold about disasters and bushfires in particular.

In this episode you will learn:

  • The importance of bushfire planing (2:20)
  • The survive and thrive program for primary schools (10:39)
  • Children’s involvement in their own preparedness (18:27)
Further information and resources:

How Educators can prepare their students for a natural disaster

How parents and caregivers can prepare for a natural disaster

Community Trauma Toolkit