Addressing Children's Unique Needs During Disasters
Wednesday Sept 9, 12:00 Noon
is pleased to host a one hour presentation
and interactive discussion Wednesday, September 9, 2009, beginning at 12:00 Noon Eastern time (please convert to your local time).
Our topic will be serving the unique needs of children in disasters, and recommendations from Save the Children summarized in a recently issued report,
The Disaster Decade: Lessons Unlearned for the United States.
Our guest will be Jeanne-Aimée De Marrais, Director of Save the Children's Domestic Emergencies Unit, which she was instrumental in establishing in 2006. Ms. De Marrais also serves as Team Leader on Save the Children disaster response teams and manages the US REDI Team's 43 members. She worked for 14 months on the Gulf Coast helping create and lead Save the Children's Hurricane Katrina Response programs in Mississippi, Louisiana and Alabama, and has responded to several other disasters since that time.
Please make plans to join us, and as always, feel free to extend this invitation to your colleagues. Please see the Background Page http://www.emforum.org/vforum/090909.htm for related material and instructions, and if this will be your first time to participate, please check your connection at least a day in advance by clicking on the Live Meeting Login link at the top left of the EMForum.org site www.emforum.org . The Live Meeting client must be used in order to access the audio.
While checking our site, please note results of our most recent poll, and respond to this week’s poll: Is pediatric care addressed adequately in medical response plans? Yes or No.
Please note that the transcript of our August 26th EMForum.org session on Effective Emergency Management - Making Improvements for Communities and People with Disabilities
is now available from the EMForum.org site – OR – via the following URL: http://www.emforum.org/vforum/lc090826.htm
This educational service is provided by the Emergency Information Infrastructure Project (EIIP).