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Children in Disasters: Do Americans Feel Prepared? A National Survey

Elisaveta P. Petkova; Jeffrey Schlegelmilch; Jonathan Sury; Thomas E. Chandler; Cynthia Duran Herrera; Shwetha Bhaskar; Erin M. Sehnert; Stephanie Martinez; Sabine M. Marx; Irwin E. Redlener

Title:
Children in Disasters: Do Americans Feel Prepared? A National Survey
Author(s):
Petkova, Elisaveta P.
Schlegelmilch, Jeffrey
Sury, Jonathan
Chandler, Thomas E.
Duran Herrera, Cynthia
Bhaskar, Shwetha
Sehnert, Erin M.
Martinez, Stephanie
Marx, Sabine M.
Redlener, Irwin E.
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Type:
Reports
Department(s):
National Center for Disaster Preparedness
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Series:
National Center for Disaster Preparedness Research Briefs
Part Number:
2016_1
Abstract:
This study was led by the National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP) at Columbia University’s Earth Institute on behalf of the Resilient Children/Resilient Communities (RCRC) Initiative, in partnership with Save the Children with funding from GSK.The purpose of the study was to learn more about people’s opinions and attitudes toward disaster preparedness with a focus on children in disasters.The national survey of American households was conducted in December 2015. Eligible participants were 18 years of age or older, and included participants, with or without children, in their household. Many of the families surveyed had children in a K-12 school or in daycare.
Subject(s):
Children
Public opinion
Emergency management
Public health
Social psychology
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Elisaveta P. Petkova, Jeffrey Schlegelmilch, Jonathan Sury, Thomas E. Chandler, Cynthia Duran Herrera, Shwetha Bhaskar, Erin M. Sehnert, Stephanie Martinez, Sabine M. Marx, Irwin E. Redlener, , Children in Disasters: Do Americans Feel Prepared? A National Survey, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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