WS117. Engaging the Next Generation in Disaster
Thursday, May 15, 2014
1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. EDT
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This workshop will offer a variety of examples for building our capacity among the nation’s youth and children for disaster. The baby born today will graduate from high school in 2030. Are we prepared to engage the next generation? With the impacts on schools, malls, concerts and so many communities, the focus on the next generation is critical to the fabric of planning strategies across organizations. How should we engage the next generation? We will also explore the changing Information Age and disasters. How will we share information, protect privacy and promote accuracy in times of disaster? The term "information sharing" gained popularity as a result of the 9/11 Commission Hearings and its report of the United States government's lack of response to information known. What can and should we share to be fully engaged? Emergency Managers may be wondering what to expect from a responsive nation in a large disaster these days. Will social media sites drive a new wave of interest? Have the big events created new groups ready to deploy? Who are these people? How do we engage with them? Join us as we explore what’s on the horizon and how to plan for what may be coming soon to a disaster near you.