Re-release - Disaster preparedness, myths and programs that hold promise
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This is a re-released episode from our Community Trauma Toolkit podcast series.
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 planning (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
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