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Child-centred disaster risk reduction in Australia: Progress, gaps and opportunities

Journal Article


Abstract


  • The primary objective of child-centred disaster risk reduction (CC-DRR) is to strengthen children's skills so that they understand the risk of disasters in their communities and are able to play a role in reducing the risks and impacts of potential disasters. Historically, the approaches embodied by CC-DRR have remained on the margins of Australian disaster risk reduction (DRR) policy, research and practice. More recently CC-DRR has been recognised as a valuable component of disaster risk reduction frameworks at the local, regional and national levels and this is reflected in new initiatives in a variety of domains, including disaster resilience education, school emergency management, and community-based programming. This paper provides a progress report on some of these of these initiatives and identifies several gaps and opportunities that are still waiting to addressed.

UOW Authors


  •   Towers, Briony (external author)
  •   Haynes, Kat A.
  •   Sewell, Fiona (external author)
  •   Bailie, Heather (external author)
  •   Cross, David (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Towers, B., Haynes, K., Sewell, F., Bailie, H. & Cross, D. (2014). Child-centred disaster risk reduction in Australia: Progress, gaps and opportunities. The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 29 (1), 31-38.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84893839419

Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 31

End Page


  • 38

Volume


  • 29

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Australia

Abstract


  • The primary objective of child-centred disaster risk reduction (CC-DRR) is to strengthen children's skills so that they understand the risk of disasters in their communities and are able to play a role in reducing the risks and impacts of potential disasters. Historically, the approaches embodied by CC-DRR have remained on the margins of Australian disaster risk reduction (DRR) policy, research and practice. More recently CC-DRR has been recognised as a valuable component of disaster risk reduction frameworks at the local, regional and national levels and this is reflected in new initiatives in a variety of domains, including disaster resilience education, school emergency management, and community-based programming. This paper provides a progress report on some of these of these initiatives and identifies several gaps and opportunities that are still waiting to addressed.

UOW Authors


  •   Towers, Briony (external author)
  •   Haynes, Kat A.
  •   Sewell, Fiona (external author)
  •   Bailie, Heather (external author)
  •   Cross, David (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Towers, B., Haynes, K., Sewell, F., Bailie, H. & Cross, D. (2014). Child-centred disaster risk reduction in Australia: Progress, gaps and opportunities. The Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 29 (1), 31-38.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84893839419

Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 31

End Page


  • 38

Volume


  • 29

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • Australia