National Summit on Youth Preparedness 2010 to take place on September 14
Published on 14 September 2010
The National Summit on Youth Preparedness on September 14, 2010 is an effort to bring the Youth Emergency Preparedness Education to the forefront.
The Department of Homeland Security’s - Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Education, and the American Red Cross are pleased to invite you to participate in the National Summit on Youth Preparedness on September 14th from 8:30 AM EDT to 2:00 PM EDT.
The Summit is being held at the American Red Cross Hall of Service in Washington, D.C. and will bring together approximately 150 attendees from the fields of youth communications, programs serving youth, developers of youth preparedness education, practitioners from the state, tribal, and local levels, and academia. The goal of the Summit is to synthesize input from all participants to develop a framework for a national strategy on grades K-12 preparedness education to increase youth preparedness knowledge, skills, and behaviors, and to address youth of all abilities and backgrounds.
In conjunction with the Summit, FEMA is releasing a research report, Bringing Youth Preparedness Education to the Forefront: A Literature Review and Recommendations. This report and additional read-ahead materials are posted on FEMA's Community Preparedness Webinar Series webpage.
To participate in the Summit; login via web link beginning at 8:15 a.m. EDT. Tune in for the following presentations:
9:00-9:30 The White House Perspective: A Commitment to Youth
9:45-10:30 Promoting Community Resilience in Disasters: The Role for Schools, Youth, and Families
10:30-11:00 The Way Children Learn: Implications for Youth Preparedness Education
11:15-11:45 Practices from Around the World
11:45 – 12:15
12:45 – 1:15
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