Development of a household resilience toolkit

Paul Arbon, Kristine Gebbie, Lynette Cusack, Anna Hall

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    Abstract

    The resources of individuals or households and the level of preparedness (bolstered by active support networks especially in times of need) assist them to adapt, learn and recover more effectively from emergency events and disasters. Because preparedness actions take time to implement, and because emergency events are frequently of sudden onset and are unexpected, the building of household resilience must be an everyday and sustained activity. The resilience of households will depend on a range of relatively small actions and activities that build resources, preparedness and connectedness. This project focused on identifying those resources and actions that may contribute to household resilience. This led to the development of an assessment and referral tool that can be used by householders to build an understanding of their risks and awareness of relevant resources and services; thus raising their commitment to taking positive action.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)51-54
    Number of pages4
    JournalAustralian Journal of Emergency Management
    Volume30
    Issue number4
    Publication statusPublished - 2015

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