Journal article

Child-centred disaster risk reduction: can disaster resilience programs reduce risk and increase the resilience of children and households?

Kevin R Ronan, Katharine Haynes, Avianto Amri, Briony Towers, Eva Alisic, Susan Davie, Nick Ireland, Marla Petal

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT | EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AUSTRALIA | Published : 2016

Abstract

There has been an increasing research and policy focus internationally on the role of child-centred disaster risk reduction and resilience (CC-DRR), including disaster risk reduction and resilience education programs for children and youth. This paper summarises developments and emphasises current progress and challenges. While research has increased in the past 15 years, there are significant research gaps, including those regarding the effectiveness of programs and their relatively patchy implementation. How to solve these problems has been the focus of a world-first national program of research funded by the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC. Building on international and national research..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This review paper is part of larger scoping, review and project planning for a three-year Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC project on 'Building best practice in child-centred disaster risk reduction'. Funding support from the CRC is gratefully acknowledged.