This guide was developed to assist institutions of higher education in creating and updating emergency plans that are responsive to active shooter situations, as well as natural disasters. This resource was jointly developed by the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security, Justice, Education, and Health and Human Services so that campus communities can align their emergency planning practices with those at the national, state, and local levels.
This fact sheet provides information on disasters, including the phases in which individuals and communities experience disasters, and the effects of disasters on families. It features a list of resources to help families cope with disasters and their aftermath.
This document presents overarching guidelines for disaster risk communication, followed by key disaster behavioral health messages officials can use in communicating with the public. Also included are fact sheets that can be used in support of key messages and adapted by disaster behavioral health programs as part of their own communication plans.
This fact sheet provides information on how to prepare for a wildfire.
This guide highlights the need for gender-sensitive approaches and provides information on gender issues in disaster management. The document describes the approaches of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies when integrating gender into the disaster management cycle and strengthening accountability for gender impact. The guide also includes international case studies.