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RCRC National Survey

RCRC National Survey

RCRC National Survey“A community’s resilience and ability to rebound from a crisis can be measured by its ability to care for its children, who are one of the most vulnerable populations in an emergency.”

As part of the Resilient Children/Resilient Communities (RCRC) Initiative, the National Center for Disaster Preparedness designed and deployed a national survey modeled on prior work through the American Preparedness Project, which collected national data on attitudes and opinions on preparedness. This event released the data focused on children in disasters, and include analysis and commentary from experts from the National Center for Disaster Preparedness and Save the Children. The RCRC Initiative is funded by a grant from GSK.

Click here to download the survey

 

National Opinion Survey Data Release Webinar

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

  • Jeff Schlegelmilch, Deputy Director, NCDP
  • Dr. Elisaveta Petkova, Project Director, NCDP
  • Erin Bradshaw, Senior Director, Strategic Impact, Save the Children USA

This webinar was originally streamed live on February 9, 2016, from noon to 1 PM EST. Below is the recording of the event. To continue the conversation, please join us on Twitter @columbia_ncdp using the #safekids hashtag.

National Opinion Survey Data Release Webinar

American Households Not Prepared for Disasters Nor Confident Children’s Needs Will be Met

The United States is experiencing a continuous increase in the number of extreme weather events, and 10 years after Hurricane Katrina and three years after Superstorm Sandy, the vast majority of Americans remain unprepared for major disasters, according to results from a National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP) research study. A community’s resilience and ability to rebound from a crisis can be measured by its ability to care for its children, who are one of the most vulnerable populations in an emergency. And many communities, systems, and child-serving institutions are not sufficiently prepared to meet the needs of children when a crisis strikes. And many parents are not confident that their children will be protected and are not aware of what plans schools have made to be sure that children are safe in case of a catastrophic event in their community.

Download the National Survey (PDF)