NCDP Perspectives

Launching The Children’s Disaster Resiliency & Recovery Program (CDRR)


Representing the culmination years of disaster research and policy analysis, the CDRR will build on the deep experience and expertise of NCDP to help communities recover from large-scale disasters as rapidly as possible, focusing on re-establishing new normal conditions, resilient child-serving institutions and building adaptation and resiliency among children and families.

October 18, 2017

Resilient Children/Resilient Communities: A Roadmap for National Disaster Resilience


This post was originally published on November 7, 2016 in The Hill Congress blog. In 2010 our center, the National Center for Disaster Preparedness at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, published findings based on research conducted in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina describing children as the “bellwethers” of disaster recovery. To put it simply, if one wants to know how a community is doing after a disaster, look to the children. If they are doing okay, then the community is probably doing okay.

December 16, 2016

Ebola Recovery: The Long View


[Written February 2015] While the Ebola crisis has quietly exited mainstream media and public interest (Figure 1), over 15,000, Ebola survivors [1], [2] struggle to regain a semblance of normalcy in a complex environment of pre-existing poverty

September 9, 2015