How to use the RCRC Toolbox

The RCRC Toolbox is organized by different kinds of people or organizations that are looking for tools to assist in their preparedness and planning efforts. For example, if you are a teacher or administrator of a school, daycare, etc, then the Child-Serving Institutions portal will have resources for planning, engaging parents, and managing crisis as an organization. The Community Emergency Planners portal is populated with tools for emergency managers, health departments, non-government organizations supporting disaster response, other similar entities, and anyone supporting emergency or disaster planning at the organizational level. The tools in this portal are focused on community-wide planning, exercises, continuity of operations, and other related guidance.

If you are looking for your own personal preparedness, or for resources to directly provide to parents, the Individuals and Families portal will have some good checklists and other resources for you. Finally, for Policymakers the toolbox contains studies, videos, and other guiding documents to consider when developing policies and programs that impact children in disasters at the local, state, or federal levels.

Building Child-Focused Community Preparedness: RCRC Toolbox Release

The previously recorded webinar below will walk viewers through the background of the development of the RCRC Toolbox and more importantly how communities across the US and its territories may leverage these tools to develop their own Community Resilience Coalitions and begin taking steps to enhance their child-focused preparedness and resilience.