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Australian Red Cross has developed these resources to help teachers educate students from pre-school to year 12 about important emergency preparedness and recovery information. If you intend to use these resources please also download this short evaluation survey. Completing the evaluation will help Red Cross to ensure we are providing schools with appropriate and high quality emergency preparedness and recovery resources. Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

Please email us for more information about these resources.


Resources for educators: REDiPlan preparedness program
Early childhood | Years 1-3 | Years 4-6 | Years 7-9 | Years 10-12
Activity sheets | Teachers notes

Get Ready!
children's activity book

Emergency REDiPlan


Resources for educators: recovery lesson plans
Early childhood | Years 1-3 | Years 4-6 | Years 7-9 | Years 10-12

After the emergency
A website for young people recovering from an emergency

After the emergency: a book to help kids cope with emergencies

After the emergency playlist
This playlist is for young people affected by emergencies.

How to talk to children about emergencies
fact sheet | audio | large print

Helping children and young people cope with crisis

Useful links
Australasian Fire and Emergency Service Authorities Council.
Australian Centre for post-traumatic mental health.
Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network.
Psychological support in disasters.

Helping Tassie kids face disasters

Lesssons to Recover

As part of disaster recovery, Red Cross is helping kids to recover after the Tasmanian bushfires in 2013 and giving them the tools to be better prepared in the future with Recovery Lesson Plans.