Resilient Children / Resilient Communities: Community Resilience Coalitions
As part of the Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Initiative, two pilot communities are building Community Resilience Coalitions (CRC). Today we hear from coalition members who speak to the importance of this initiative and why actions to protect our Nation’s children after a disaster are so critical.
Beyond GSK: Resilient Children/Resilient Communities
Every day in the US, 69 million children spend part of the day separated from their parents, yet 21 states, and DC, don’t require schools and childcare providers to have basic emergency plans.
Evolutions in Emergency Management: Linking emergency management and childcare providers
This emergency management and childcare provider video series highlights 1) the importance of planning for children’s specific and unique needs in an emergency and how those plans builds a more resilient community, 2) addresses how this planning gap evolved, and helps us understand the critical nature of bringing emergency management and child-serving institutions to the same table and 3) how the Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Initiative (RCRC) is facilitating conversations that have never occurred in the past.
This video series features interviews with emergency management professionals from the two Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Initiative pilot communities in Washington County, AR and Putnam County, NY. Also featured is NCDP Deputy Directory Jeff Schlegelmilch and NCRLB board member Andrea Davis, Director, Global Crisis Management and Business Continuity at The Walt Disney Company.
Advice for Communities from the National Children’s Resilience Leadership Board (NCRLB)
The NCRLB offers insights and advice for the RCRC Pilot Communities as they wrap up year one of a three year initiative. These pearls of wisdom are applicable to any coalition or community building efforts.
Arkansas Early Childhood Association Keynote Address by Dr. Lori Peek | Children in a Changing Climate: The Importance of Childcare Providers in Disasters
Dr. Lori Peek delivers the keynote address to the Arkansas Early Childhood Association (AECA) annual conference in Little Rock, AR. Resilient Children/Resilient Children Initiative (RCRC) project director and NCDP Deputy Director, Jeff Schlegelmilch sets the stage by introducing the RCRC Initiative. In her talk, Dr. Peek focuses on the critical role childcare providers may play in a child’s outcome before, during, and after a disaster.