Resources for teachers

Resources to help teach pre-school to year 12 about emergency preparedness and recovery.

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.

Preparing for an emergency

Emergencies can happen at any time. They can be as large as a bushfire, flood or cyclone or as personal as a death in the family. But the better you prepare for them, the easier it is for you and your family to recover.

RediPlan preparedness program

RediPlan is a free disaster preparedness guide that will get you prepared for any emergency in four simple steps.

Please note, lesson plans were mapped to the curriculum at the time of development and we acknowledge that some changes have since occurred.

The Pillowcase Program

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

Get Ready!

Children's activity book.
Talking with children before an emergency
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Emergency RediPlan
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Recovering from an emergency

We assist with community recovery by helping communities understand and plan their recovery process and advise governments and agencies on good practice in recovery.

Talking with children after an emergency
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Helping children and young people cope with crisis
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After the emergency book
A book to help kids cope with emergencies.
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Danger Days app for teens

Get ready for high pressure situations. Overcome the odds. Help your friends. And most of all, stay safe with a free, fast-paced app designed by and for teens.

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Online resources about emergencies

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