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COVID19 - From Recovery to Resilience

COVID19: From Recovery to Resilience

September 14, 2020

Josh DeVincenzo will be teaching an online workshop that will be a multi-faceted learning experience on the emergency management challenges of COVID-19. Sign Up Today.

Tags: Emergency Management, COVID-19

9 11 Memorial NYC

From 9/11 to COVID-19:

September 11, 2020

Old Habits, Lessons Learned, & Work to Be Done
Op-Ed by Jeff Schlegelmilch and Ellen P. Carlin. Nineteen years ago, the challenges of the new millennium began to show themselves in the most unspeakable of terms. Read more.

Tags: 9/11, COVID-19

School Buses

Reopening Schools

August 11, 2020

Op-Ed: Irwin Redlener weighs the pros and cons of when and how to reopen schools is fall. Read more.

Tags: COVID-19, Reopen Schools

NCDP Leadership Transition

June 15, 2020

Deputy director Schlegelmilch will assume director position effective 7/1/20. Dr. Redlener to step down as director and receive senior research scholar appointment.

Children of Puerto Rico and #COVID-19

April 8, 2020

Join us for a live RCRC Initiative-led webinar series kicking off on 4/8/2020, in partnership with IDJ, that focuses on the unique needs of children in Puerto Rico.

Tags: Children & Disasters, COVID-19

Crisis Leadership for a Pandemic

March 24, 2020

In a new piece by Joe Pfeifer, NCDP’s Director of Crisis Leadership, he outlines principles learned from major disasters which apply to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On the Watch: COVID-19

February 19, 2020

Stay up-to-date with NCDP’s commentary on the emerging situation of COVID-19. Read Dr. Redlerner’s latest update here.

Leading with Impact

August 14, 2019

NCDP Adjunct, Joe Pfeifer, is among the featured faculty for a 2-day workshop on leadership for complex challenges at the School of International and Public Affairs. More info here.

Mass Shootings: How to Reassure Children

August 8, 2019

In light of the recent shootings, Dr. Redlener offers guidance on how to proactively help children cope after the crisis. Read his perspective here.

Tags: Children & Disasters, Mass Shootings, Disaster Communications

Jackie Ratner Awarded AGU Fellowship

March 27, 2019

Jackie Ratner was named as a Policy Fellow for the American Geophysical Union’s Voices for Science class of 2019. Read more about this prestigious fellowship here.

Climate Change and National Security

February 27, 2019

NCDP Deputy Director Jeff Schlegelmilch speaks on i24’s Stateside about the new White House Panel questioning the impact of climate change on national security. Watch it here.

Financing Catastrophe

February 11, 2019

In their latest piece in The Hill, Jeff Schlegelmilch and Rachel Alter discuss how we pay for disasters, and what it means for building resilience. Read more here.

Hurricane Florence

September 14, 2018

We have launched a new microsite focused on Hurricane Florence. The site contains a running list of NCDP staff in the media, mapping tools, and preparedness resources.

Tags: Hurricane Florence

Arkansans Ask: Children & Disasters

May 17, 2017

The Resilient Children / Resilient Communities Initiative was featured on an episode of AETN’s Arkansans Ask focusing on Children & Disasters. Watch the full episode here.

Tags: Community Resiliency, Community Engagement, Children & Disasters

NCDP at NACCHO Preparedness Summit

April 24, 2017

NCDP experts will be presenting at the NACCHO Public Health Preparedness Summit. Check out Tue 4/25 sessions: A-11 Using Real-Time Geospatial Social Media Data for Disaster Response and (B-2) Developing Community Resilience with a Special Focus on Child-Serving Institutions: Perspectives from Two Pilot Communities. Also visit our Booth # 307 in the Exhibit Hall on Wed and Thurs (4/26 and 4/27).

Tags: Children & Disasters, Preparedness Summit, SMEM, GIS

Keeping Kids Cool: Extreme Heat Tips

August 12, 2016

Download a new tipsheet of child-focused extreme heat guidelines appropriate for families, caregivers, and child-serving organizations.

Tags: Climate Change, Community Resiliency, heatwave

New Report on US Preparedness

May 12, 2016

Read the full report on US attitudes about family preparedness, trust in government, climate change, terrorism and more.

Tags: Climate Change, Disaster Research, Preparedness, Children & Disasters

New Report on Terrorism

May 3, 2016

Anger Versus Fear: Perceptions of Terrorism Among the American Public. Download the full report including opinion breakdown by political affiliation.

Tags: Disaster Research, terrorism

Op-Ed on School Preparedness

April 29, 2016

New Op-Ed highlighting the need for National investment and stronger leadership in school preparedness featured on The Hill’s Congress Blog by Jeff Schlegelmilch, Erin Sehnert, and Irwin Redlener.

Op-Ed: Flint Crisis

January 27, 2016

Dr. Redlener discusses the sheer magnitude of the disaster, the required response, and the legacy this may leave on Flint’s children. Read the Op-Ed.

Preparedness Summit

April 14, 2015

Join NCDP at this year’s Preparedness Summit. Click to learn more about live workshops and presentations.

Tags: Preparedness

Sandy – 2 Years Later

October 29, 2014

2 years after Superstorm Sandy made landfall, communities are still struggling to rebuild. Read more.

Tags: Recovery, Huricane Sandy, Disaster Research

Science Preparedness

October 7, 2014

Watch Dr. Abramson discuss Science Preparedness and Public Health Practice and Increasing Coordination to Improve Disaster Response.

Tags: Preparedness, Response, Public Health, Disaster Research, Science Preparedness

On the Watch: Ebola

September 18, 2014

Follow up-to-date news and commentary regarding the Ebola outbreak. Read more.

Tags: Public Health, Ebola, on the watch

Disaster Planning for Vulnerable Populations

September 4, 2014

Read Levin, Berliner, and Merdjanoff’s new article “Leveraging Community Human Service Organizations Direct Service Delivery Personnel.” Download now.

Tags: Disaster Research, Community Resiliency, Community Engagement, Vulnerable Populations

NEW Issue #12: Children & Disasters Bulletin

September 2, 2014

Dr. Bob Kanter reviews current outbreaks, critical care guidance in a disaster, and addresses ventilator allocation during a pandemic. Read this issue.

Tags: Disaster Research, Community Resiliency, MERS-CoV, Ebola, Children & Disasters

Disasters: The Wake-Up Calls That Never Happen

April 16, 2014

Dr. Irwin Redlener discusses how some events fail to trigger better preparedness. Listen now.

Tags: Preparedness, Response, Interview

SHOREline Kickoff Video

April 9, 2014

See the SHOREline team and youth kickoff this exciting project. Watch the video now.

Tags: Gulf Coast, Youth, Community Resiliency, SHOREline, Community Engagement

Good Practices for Journalists, Post-Disaster

March 18, 2014

Dr. Irwin Redlener was interviewed by Newseum’s ‘Journalism/Works’ on good practices for journalists after a disaster. Listen to the interview.

Tags: Response, Harlem Building Collapse, Disaster Journalism

Preparedness Wizard

September 10, 2013

Create a personal emergency preparedness plan NOW! Launch Wizard.

Tags: Preparedness, Community Resiliency, Preparedness Wizard, Community Engagement

38th Annual Natural Hazards Workshop

July 13, 2013

NCDP had a strong presence at the 38th Annual Natural Hazards Workshop in Boulder, Colorado. Read more

Tags: Huricane Sandy, Response, Public Health, Emergency Management, Disaster Research, Youth, Community Resiliency

IOM Workshop

June 10, 2013

NCDP delivered a keynote address, anchored a panel, and featured a white paper on PRR for Children & Families. Read more.

Tags: Preparedness, Recovery, Children, Workshop, Institute of Medicine, Response, Families

Boston Explosions

April 15, 2013

Commentary from Irwin Redlener, MD on the Boston Explosions and resources on emergency response, talking to children, and citizen responsibility.

Tags: boston explosion

Behind the Backlash

January 2, 2013

Visiting Faculty Dr. Lori Peek’s latest book ‘Behind the Backlash‘ seeks to explain why blame and scapegoating occur after a catastrophe.

Tags: 9/11