Emergency Readiness Training

Investigators:

Dr Tim Moore, Debbie Noble-Carr, Prof Morag McArthur

Funding Source:

Lifeline ACT

Aim:

Lifeline ACT engaged ICPS to develop a 2-day Emergency Readiness training program, and a 3-day Train the Trainer program for trainers delivering the program.

The program was aimed at a range of staff and volunteers who provided personal support to people affected by disaster. It consisted of training modules in the modern context of disaster, the psychological and social effects of disaster, disaster phases, meeting people's needs in the aftermath of disaster and communication skills to meet these needs, personal support for children and young people, outreach strategies, and self care strategies when working in a disaster environment.