Youth and Disasters: Current Knowledge, Policy, and Practice

Sun. 1:30-3:00 p.m., Interlocken A

In October 2010, the U.S. National Commission on Children and Disasters identified gaps for children in disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. As a result, the commission delivered more than 100 policy recommendations to President Obama and Congress. This panel will discuss ongoing challenges in research, legislation, and practice that impact emergency management policy and decision making at the school, community, state, and federal levels. It will also highlight current practices and future opportunities to reach youth audiences with clear, accurate and actionable information on disaster preparedness and mitigation.

Panelist Michele Steinberg, Moderator
National Fire Protection Association


Panelist Victoria Johnson, Panelist
Massey University


PanelistCathy Prudhomme, Panelist
National Fire Protection Association


PanelistDan Nyquist, Panelist
Federal Emergency Management Agency


PanelistSteven Jensen, Panelist
California State University Long Beach

Organizers: Michele Steinberg, National Fire Protection Association and Victoria Johnson, Massey University