STATE TRAINING CALENDAR

Washington State Emergency Management Division




CANCELLED - G0366 Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters - Cancelled

Thursday, December 12, 2019 to Friday, December 13, 2019

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM daily
The registration period has closed for this event.


Course Description

This course enables participants to improve their community's Mitigation and Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) specifically regarding the needs of children. The course will provide participants with the information needed to address the unique needs of children prior to, during, and following disasters. It will also provide them guidance and direction on how to form coalitions and how to become advocates for the unique needs of children in all aspects of emergency management.


Course Objectives
  • Articulate the importance of providing for the needs of children in disasters in their community's current emergency management plan.
  • Explain what is required to keep children safe in emergencies and why those needs are unique.
  • Explain the assumptions, concept of operations, and organization and assignment of responsibilities that address the unique needs of children. prior to, during, and following disasters.
  • Explain the planning components necessary to address the unique needs of children prior to, during, and following disasters.
  • Create an annex to a community's EOP, addressing the unique needs of children in disasters.
  • Identify stakeholders and organizations that can assist in preparing for the needs of children in disasters.
  • Initiate steps to form coalitions and build teams that have a stake in keeping children safe in disasters.

Prerequisites

None


Target Audience

The target audience for this course is state and local emergency managers and planners, child services agencies, non-governmental organizations, childcare providers, schools, and faith-based organizations.


Location

City of Puyallup Emergency Management EOC, Classrooms 1&2
1100 39th Ave SE, Building C
Puyallup, WA 98374
Click here for directions


Course Point of Contact

Kirstin Hofmann

Puyallup Emergency Management

253-841-5400

khofmann@ci.puyallup.wa.us


Apply

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