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Knowledge Management Research: Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Communication Planning
Helps child welfare agencies respond to the need to alter practice and communication routines when “normal” child welfare services have been disrupted and better prepare agencies for future disruptions
Capacity Building Center for States
Knowledge Management Research: Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Communication Planning is a brief created to address real-time needs identified in response to the COVID-19 crisis and disasters more generally. To support child welfare agencies with planning for disasters, developing disaster responses, and putting in place the framework for communication during a disaster, the Center for States Knowledge Management Team compiled information child welfare agencies can use to work on these tasks, including resources for disaster planning, child welfare basics for first responders, communication planning, and examples of child welfare agency disaster plans.
Capacity Building Center for States. (2020). Knowledge Management Research: Disaster Preparedness, Response, and Communication Planning. Children’s Bureau, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
This material may be freely reproduced and distributed. However, when doing so, please credit Capacity Building Center for States.
Helps managers think through what they might put in place to cope with disasters and highlights how taking these steps can improve systems for serving children and families (National Child Welfare Resource Center for Organizational Improvement, Muskie School of Public Service).
Outlines the reasons child welfare agencies should develop disaster plans, provides an overview of plan development, points to resources for creating preparedness plans, and highlights state and local examples (Child Welfare Information Gateway).