Ready for Anything: A Disaster Planning Manual for Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs

Authors: 
JBS International, Inc.
Year Published: Not Dated
Type: 
Guide/Toolkit
Number of Pages: 
68
Organization: 
Family and Youth Services Bureau
Abstract: 

This manual was designed to help managers of runaway and homeless youth (RHY) programs, both those offering short-term shelter services and those offering longer-term transitional living services, develop a plan for dealing effectively with disasters. The three chapters address different areas of disaster planning: prevention and preparedness, response, and recovery. Chapter 1 describes the steps needed to stop disasters before they occur and how to get ready for disasters that happen anyway. Chapter 2 addresses actions taken during a disaster scenario, including the decision to shelter in place or evacuate. Chapter 3 addresses the post-disaster period, when programs are repairing damage, replacing supplies, helping youth cope with trauma, and revising the response plan based on lessons learned. Appendices provide a list of resources and sample forms (maintenance log, staff contact list, vehicle log, vehicle list, transportation agreement, evacuation site agreement, disaster response plan template, and emergency power planning checklist).

Availability: 
National Clearinghouse on Families & Youth (NCFY), P.O. Box 13505, Silver Spring, MD; Telephone: (301) 608-8098, Fax: (301) 608-8721, E-mail: ncfy@acf.hhs.gov, Website: http://ncfy.acf.hhs.gov/publications/ready-anything-disaster-planning-manual-runaway-and-homeless-youth-programs
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