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The Community Preparedness Webinar Series: Youth Research


From Tots to Teens: Emerging Research and Practices to Address the Unique Needs of Young Disaster Survivors

Recorded Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 4:00 PM EDT

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Children have unique vulnerabilities and capabilities when it comes to disasters. In an effort to mitigate these vulnerabilities and enhance these capabilities, youth preparedness programs should leverage the growing body of research about child psychology and disaster resilience.

This webinar covers emerging trends in research on the coping behaviors of children affected by disasters and their practical applications when planning for or working with children.

FEMA supports youth preparedness wherever it is taught, and works to strengthen the network of youth preparedness practitioners throughout the Nation. This webinar features three expert speakers to discuss youth preparedness, response and recovery, and resilience science. Presenters discuss not only the research behind the theories, but also the practical applications practitioners can tailor for use in their own communities.

The webinar also covers the FEMA Youth Preparedness TA Center and the tools and resources available for those developing or implementing local youth preparedness programs.


Ann Masten, PhD, Regents Professor, Institute of Child Development, University of Minnesota

Lori Peek, PhD, Associate Professor and Co-Director, Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis (CDRA), Colorado State University

Jessy Burton, MSW, Associate Director, Psychosocial Programs, Save the Children US

Regina Moran, FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Division

Additional Information about this Webinar

This webinar is free to the public. The webinar recording lasts approximately 90 minutes. The live webinar offered Closed Captioning. A transcript of the webinar and a PDF of edited PowerPoint slides have been posted above as well.