California Education Code (Section 32280-32289) requires all public schools (K-12), operated by school districts, to have a comprehensive school safety plan that addresses the safety concerns identified through a systematic planning process. Emergency preparedness is an important responsibility shared by all individuals as well as communities, including schools.
California Emergency Management Agency
The Children's Working Group (CWG)
was established by Administrator Fugate in August 2009, and is responsible for leading FEMA's efforts, in partnership with other Federal agencies and non-governmental stakeholders, to ensure that the needs of children are considered and integrated into all disaster planning, preparedness, response and recovery efforts initiated at the Federal level. The Working Group is chaired by a member of senior leadership and comprised of a lead coordinator and representatives from virtually all sectors of the Agency.
"Bringing Youth Preparedness Information to the Forefront"
- (pdf download) This document prepared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency Citizen Corps
summarizes research and evaluations in the field of youth disaster preparedness and education. Findings based on this literature review are presented in three principal categories: individual/youth preparedness education, school programs and curricula, and community engagement for youth preparedness. The report then concludes with recommended practices for youth disaster education and research to help achieve greater levels of preparedness activities among children and their families.
Earthquake Publications for Teachers and Kids, FEMA P-710CD
The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are pleased to announce that the following compilations of FEMA earthquake publications are now available in a compilation. Educational resources (posters, teacher packages, a storybook for children, hands-on activities, and guidance) for teachers, students, and child care providers.
California Team SAFE-T
(School and Family Emergency Training)