Hazards Education.org - Community Resilience in Disasters http://www.hazardseducation.org Wed, 21 Mar 2012 07:09:25 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.8 en hourly 1 Australian Psychology Conference, October, 2009 http://www.hazardseducation.org/?p=89 http://www.hazardseducation.org/?p=89#comments Mon, 26 Oct 2009 04:43:06 +0000 k.ronan@cqu.edu.au http://www.hazardseducation.org/?p=89 In doing a recent presentation at the Australian Psychological Society Conference on “Child and Family Resilience to Disasters”, I mentioned there that I would post the presentation at this website.

Please see the attached powerpoint presentation.   We will also be posting some powerpoints from a recent workshop in Melbourne.

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Practice http://www.hazardseducation.org/?p=75 http://www.hazardseducation.org/?p=75#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2009 00:38:15 +0000 k.ronan@cqu.edu.au http://www.hazardseducation.org/?p=75 As of our new look website going up on July 1 2009, more to follow in this section soon, including advice and resources.

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Research http://www.hazardseducation.org/?p=73 http://www.hazardseducation.org/?p=73#comments Sun, 05 Jul 2009 00:36:38 +0000 k.ronan@cqu.edu.au http://www.hazardseducation.org/?p=73 More to follow in this section, including resources, research possibilities and so forth.

But, for the moment, if you are thinking about or planning research in the area of children and family preparedness, response and recovery from hazardous events, we are available for free consultation to help that research get off the ground.

Not only is our advice free, but we can also assist directly with research if your own time or resources are limited.  We can also make available a measure that we have used in previous research that assesses preparedness in children and youth, preparedness at home, knowledge, risk perceptions and other factors that we discuss in the book.

We had originally intended to put this measure here directly at the website but decided ultimately that it was better to have interested parties contact us in the first instance so that we could have an initial discussion about its usage.

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The Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference http://www.hazardseducation.org/conference/ http://www.hazardseducation.org/conference/#comments Sun, 28 Jun 2009 22:58:51 +0000 admin http://peakapedia.com/hazardseducation/?p=64
  • The Australasian Natural Hazards Management Conference website
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    The Australasian Hazards Management Conference is run annually, alternating between locations in New Zealand and Australia.

    The conference provides a forum to discuss the integration of hazard information into effective risk management, including:

    - Applying hazard information to best practice planning
    - Developing effective warning systems
    - Improved response and recovery from events
    - Creating resilient communities through integrating science into practice

    Our target audience is: Emergency managers, planners, risk assessors, asset and utility managers, natural hazards researchers and scientists.

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    Web Resources http://www.hazardseducation.org/?p=54 http://www.hazardseducation.org/?p=54#comments Sun, 28 Jun 2009 22:28:15 +0000 admin http://peakapedia.com/hazardseducation/?p=54 This page has different resources including websites with information for planning in schools, discussion of incidents with children and adults. This list will continue to be updated over time.

    Talking About Disasters: Guide for Standard Messages (2004), USA

    Since early 2002, the National Disaster Education Coalition has worked on reviewing and updating its “Talking About Disaster: Guide for Standard Messages.” The review process included extensive participation by more than 450 professionals, scientists, and researchers who contributed to the material. Representatives from NDEC participating agencies have spent numerous hours to refine and resolve content issues and questions, to ensure accuracy, consistency, and appropriateness of messages.

    http://www.redcross.org/disaster/safety/guide.html

    FEMA Disaster Planning For Schools, USA

    The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has introduced a planning process to help schools develop procedures to respond to all types of disasters, including school violence.

    http://www.education-world.com/a_issues/issues084.shtml

    Kentucky Center for School Safety, USA

    An excellent set of guidelines for preparing emergency management plans for schools.

    http://www.kysafeschools.org/clear/issues/crisis2.html

    Emergency Mental Health – Tips for Talking About Disasters

    Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (USA): Tips for Talking About Disasters to Adults and Children. Also tips for Emergency and Disaster Response Workers. Spanish versions available.

    http://www.mentalhealth.samhsa.gov/publications/allpubs/KEN-01-0094/default.asp

    Early Intervention for Victims of Mass Violence and Other Disasters

    National Institute of Mental Health (2002). Mental Health and Mass Violence:

    Evidence-Based Early Psychological Intervention for Victims/Survivors of Mass

    Violence. A Workshop to Reach Consensus on Best Practices. NIH Publication

    No. 02-5138, Washington, D.C.: U.S. Government Printing Office.

    http://www.nimh.nih.gov/publicat/massviolence.pdf

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    EMERGENCY PROCEDURES Guidelines for Early Childhood Services http://www.hazardseducation.org/?p=51 http://www.hazardseducation.org/?p=51#comments Sun, 28 Jun 2009 22:26:09 +0000 admin http://peakapedia.com/hazardseducation/?p=51 This publication arises from work on school safety and the 1992 handbook Emergency Procedures: Guidelines for Schools. It has been prepared by New Zealand’s Ministry of Civil Defence, in consultation with the Ministry of Education, the Early Childhood Development Unit, the New Zealand Fire Service and New Zealand Police.

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    Web-based Education Resources and Resources for a Website http://www.hazardseducation.org/?p=47 http://www.hazardseducation.org/?p=47#comments Sun, 28 Jun 2009 22:21:10 +0000 admin http://peakapedia.com/hazardseducation/?p=47 If you or your agency is planning a hazards education-related website, we would recommend including material that we have included in Chapters 5-8 in particular.

    In terms of what to include at a hazards specific website for schools, youth and families, we recommend in particular looking at material at the Federal Emergency Management Agency website, Disaster Education Coalition website and the New Zealand Civil Defence and Emergency Management websites.  The first two websites are already listed in Appendix 2 of the book.

    The New Zealand Civil Defence website is http://www.mcdem.govt.nz/memwebsite.nsf

    At that site, there is information on a program that has been developed since the publication of our book in 2005.  The program is called “What’s the Plan Stan” and includes some quite useful resources for use with schoolchildren and that might be applicable for a website.  The specific URL for that site is as follows:

    http://www.whatstheplanstan.govt.nz/index.html

    Finally, feel most free to contact us if you are planning a website or are considering doing some research.  We like to talk with others who are interested in this area.  You can make initial contact in one of two ways:

    1. send an email through this website
    2. contact Kevin Ronan at k.ronan@cqu.edu.au
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    Update on Orting Research http://www.hazardseducation.org/?p=42 http://www.hazardseducation.org/?p=42#comments Sun, 28 Jun 2009 22:15:35 +0000 admin http://peakapedia.com/hazardseducation/?p=42 As discussed in Chapter 4, education and research continues in the Orting area.  A technical report has recently been completed:

    Johnston, D.M., Ronan, K.R., Becker, J., Gregg, C., & Davis, M. (2005).  Children’s risk perceptions and preparedness:  Mount Rainier 2005 hazard education assessment  tabulated results.  Science Report (2005/029).  Gracefield (NZ): Institute of Geological and Nuclear Sciences.

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    Research on Hazards Education http://www.hazardseducation.org/?p=39 http://www.hazardseducation.org/?p=39#comments Sun, 28 Jun 2009 22:12:18 +0000 admin http://peakapedia.com/hazardseducation/?p=39 If you are thinking about or planning research in the area of children and family preparedness, response and recovery from hazardous events, we are available for free consultation to help that research get off the ground.

    Not only is our advice free, but we can also make available a measure that we have used in previous research that assesses preparedness in children and youth, preparedness at home, knowledge, risk perceptions and other factors that we discuss in the book.

    We had originally intended to put this measure here directly at the website but decided ultimately that it was better to have interested parties contact us in the first instance so that we could have an initial discussion about its usage.

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    Recent literature in hazards education and related topics http://www.hazardseducation.org/?p=36 http://www.hazardseducation.org/?p=36#comments Sun, 28 Jun 2009 22:07:37 +0000 admin http://peakapedia.com/hazardseducation/?p=36
  • Articles examining the links between environmental hazards and migration, available free for downloading at these links:

    http://www.springerlink.com/content/q2114507m6703671/
    http://www.springerlink.com/content/p1pgnk1epjy66ta4/

  • Hazards education in a community context:

    Karanci, A. N., Aksit, B., & Dirik, G. (2005).  Impact of a community disaster awareness training program in Turkey: Does it influence hazard-related cognitions and preparedness behaviors.  Social Behavior and Personality, 33(3), 243-258.

  • Relationship between accuracy about one’s “risk area” and evacuation:

    Arlikatti, S., Lindell, M.K., Prater, C. S., & Zhang, Y. (2006).  Risk area accuracy and hurricane evacuation expectations of coastal residents.  Environment and Behavior, 38(2), 226-247.

  • Risk in adolescent decision-making and different means for judging risk:

    Reyna, V.  F. & Farley, F. (2006).  Risk and rationality in adolescent decision-making:  Implications for theory, practice, and public policy.  Psychological Science in the Public Interest, 7(1), 1-44.

    Hertwig, R., Pachur, T., & Kurzenhauser, S. (2005).  Judgments of risk frequencies: Tests of possible cognitive mechanisms.  Journal of Experimenal Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition, 31(4), 621-642.

  • Community partnerships that involve schools and youth around environmental health issues:

    Delp, L. (2005).  Fostering youth leadership to address workplace and community environmental health issues: A university-school-community partnership.  Health Promotion Practice, 6(3), 270-285.

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