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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.

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Resources for educators: REDiPlan preparedness program

Early childhoodYears 1-3Years 4-6Years 7-9Years 10-12 Activity sheetsTeacher's notes

The Pillowcase Project

Delivered by Red Cross volunteers and staff, the workshop encourages children to be active participants in their own emergency preparedness.

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Get Ready! Children's activity book

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Emergency REDiPlan

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Resources for educators: recovery lesson plans

Early childhoodYears 1-3Years 4-6Years 7-9Years 10-12

After the emergency website

A website for young people recovering from an emergency

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

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After the emergency playlist

This playlist is for young people affected by emergencies.

Audio ZIP

How to talk to children about emergencies

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Helping children and young people cope with crisis

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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.