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EMERGENCY PROCEDURES Guidelines for Early Childhood Services

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

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, …

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Update on Orting Research

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.

If you would like more information on this program of research, or this publication, please send an email through this website or contact Kevin Ronan at [email protected]

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Research on Hazards Education

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 …

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Articles examining the links between environmental hazards and migration, available free for downloading at these links:

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 …