Rebound & Recovery Responses

Children’s Mental Health in the Aftermath of Disasters Rebound and Recovery. A Florida State University response to Hurricane Michael.

A Caregiver Journey of Hope workshop for caregivers in response to Hurricane Michael at the FSU campus in Panama City, Florida.

FSU School of Social Work partnered with the City of Tallahassee to teach childen hurricane preparedness skills. A first time community program for working with children and families.

Stoops Center for Communities, Families, and Children (CFC) is among the first responders in a natural disaster.

“The prep rallies in Calhoun County are part of a larger project of the CFC Center to develop a comprehensive toolkit to enable the implementation of prep rallies in more communities,” said Ellen Piekalkiewicz, director of the CFC Center. “The toolkit will include all the information needed for organizations to implement a prep rally for children in their area independent of the center.”

Resilience Hubs Project hosts Natural Disaster Prep Rallies

A trio of prep rallies brought emergency preparation concepts to life for children to help them understand the importance of emergency planning and get the conversation started with their families about emergency preparedness.

The project goal is to study and develop emergency plans that will fit the distinct needs of rural communities guided by the understanding of the interdependence among community members and stakeholders, environment, information and infrastructure and how these components impact emergency operations effectiveness. . . READ MORE

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