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IS-366: Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters

Course Date

10/31/2013

Course Overview

The purpose of this course is to provide guidance for Emergency Managers and implementers of children’s programs about meeting the unique needs that arise among children as a result of a disaster or emergency.

The course includes the following lessons:

  • Lesson 1: Course Overview
  • Lesson 2: Unique Needs of Children in Disasters
  • Lesson 3: Critical Components of a Child’s World
  • Lesson 4: Mitigation
  • Lesson 5: Preparedness
  • Lesson 6: Response
  • Lesson 7: Recovery
  • Resources Toolkit (downloadable PDF file)
Much of the information 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.

Course Objectives:

At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to create, update, or revise an Emergency Operations Plan for your community or organization to effectively address the unique needs of children in disasters.

Primary Audience

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 include 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

Prerequisites

None

CEUs:

0.4

Course Length:

4 hours
Take This Course
Take Final Exam
  • Take Final Exam Online
  • Please note that the IS Program does not accept the FEMA SID when completing your test. Please use your SSN as directed in the test form. Those individuals that do not wish to use their SSN may request an Alternate ID number
Notices
  • Test questions are scrambled to protect test integrity
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