Community Resilience Planning Guide for Building and Infrastructure Systems
What do you get when you mix social science, engineering, and public safety perspectives with resilience concepts? This newly released guide from the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The guide was created to help communities better weather storms and disasters, with an emphasis on minimizing infrastructure disruption—and the accompanying social harms—in the short and long term. Using a six-step plan, this guide will be useful to governments that truly want to be resilient during every stage of a disaster.
If you need a visual of what the world’s wealthiest countries are proposing to contribute to efforts to mitigate greenhouse gases; this interactive website will show you in more than one way. The site lets you choose a country, a mitigation contribution, and one of several allocation approaches. See if you can find a better solution than is currently on the table.
Sesame Street Fire Safety Program
You’re never too old to learn fire safety, but with more than half of child fire deaths occurring in ages under four, it’s best to start young. That’s why the U.S. Fire Administration teamed up with the Sesame Workshop in the first place. Now, they’ve updated their offerings with all-new lessons, games, and activities to promote safety in our youngest students.
Radiation Emergency Medical Management
If it’s been a while since you visited this U.S. Department of Health and Human Services site dedicated to helping healthcare providers navigate a radiation emergency, you’ll be pleased with the changes. The revamped site includes interactive clinical tools, guides for patient management, diagnostic tools, reference data, and videos. There’s even an app for your phone, so you’re sure to have all that great REMM info at your fingertips—even if you’re on the scene of a crisis.
Providing Psychosocial Support to Children and Families in the Aftermath of Disasters and Crises
Children can be incredibly resilient, but caregivers shouldn’t rely on that trait in the wake of a disaster. This report by the American Academy of Pediatrics gives advice on how to identify adjustment issues, promote healthy coping strategies, and deal with secondary stressors after a child has been impacted by a disaster or emergency.