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01 Jan 2005 description

"Guiding principles for school based response following disasters" outlines how shools should address the psychosocial effects of major disassters to children, drawing on the experience from the Indian Ocean tsunami.

01 Jan 2003 description

The purpose of these guidelines is to offer practitioners with insights, principles and strategies in key facets of assessment and delivery of psychological services in the disaster context. They aim to facilitate recovery, ensure ethical practice and to protect victims and support workers in their respective roles and have been endorsed by the Australasian Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. The following sections are developped:

- Basis for the provision of psychological services
- Concepts of the psychological effects in disaters
- Psychological service providers

01 Jan 2003 description

This handbook provides information for senior emergency risk managers dealing with critical infrastructure. For this purpose, it deals with the following issues:

- Establish the context
- Identify risks
- Analyse risk
- Evaluate risks
- Treat risks
- Monitor and review
- Communication and consultation

31 Dec 2002 description

This booklet outlines some practical steps to help you be better prepared for an emergency and to let you know what to do if one occurs. The following sections are developped:

- Preparing for emergencies
- What to do if an emergency occurs
- How to cope emotionally
- First aid tips.

The document is intended for those who have never experienced a major emergency and wish to understand better which impact an emergency can have on them and their family.

30 Sep 2002 description

These Guidelines for emergency managers working with culturally and linguistically diverse communities offer practical guidelines for providing equitable and accessible emergency services.

Based on the principle of "inclusiveness", the Guidelines have been tailored to assist emergency managers and practitioners in creating "safer sustainable communities" by advancing community and agency dialogue.

01 Jan 2002 description

These Guidelines provide an explanation of the process of loss assessment, and examines the steps required to carry out an economic assessment of disaster losses. For this purpose, it looks at the following issues:

- The framework for disaster loss assessment
- Disaster loss assessment process
- Loss assessment and disaster mitigation

Though focusing on the assessment of losses from hazards that produce inundation, the principles and much of the supporting material would apply to assessments of loss from other hazards.

01 Jan 2002 description

These guidelines seek to demonstrate how integrated land use planning can be used to reduce the impact of natural hazards and avoid risk to life, property and environmental systems from natural hazards. For this purpose, it considers the following:

- Natural hazards and disasters
- Managing risk
- Strategic planning and the performance-based approach
- Role of land use planning systems
- Integrating risk reduction into land use planning process

01 Jan 1998 description

This glossary provides a list of emergency management terms and definitions, likely to be encountered by emergency management workers.

The glossary does not present new or different definitions of terms, but draws together definitions from many existing sources, as well as suggests a set of core terms.

01 Jan 1996 description

Calling for a comprehensive approach to disaster management embracing prevention, preparedness, response and recovery, this manual provides a comprehensive guide on disaster recovery at all levels for use in planning, training and operations. Its four main sections examine:

- Concepts and principles underpinning the recovery process
- Insight into the likely impact a disaster may have upon the community
- Structures to manage disaster recovery, together with planning and operational guidelines
- Specific services which may be provided