FEMA Course: Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters

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Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to provide the students with the tools and confidence to become more effective in planning and meeting the unique needs that arise among children as a result of a disaster or emergency.

Much of the information you will learn in this course is based upon a document titled “The Unique Needs of Children in Emergencies: A Guide for the Inclusion of Children in Emergency Operations Plans,” published by Save the Children.

The target audience for this course is local and state emergency managers and planners.  Other individuals or groups that may benefit from taking this course including those directly involved with meeting the needs of children, such as the following:

  • Judges and other members of the State, county, and local governmental legal system
  • Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (VOADs), faith-based organizations and other non-profits
  • Child service agencies
  • Child care providers
  • Schools

At the conclusion of this course, you will be able to revise an emergency operations plan for your community or organization to effectively address the unique needs of children in disasters.

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