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To know the components and steps of community disaster planning

To understand the strategies of planning, legal considerations, and issues of risk communication

We discuss plans versus the planning process, disaster planning myths, and features of planning, including agenda control, coalitions, cooptation, media relationships, constituency support, liability, and risk communication.

Example 1

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Description of Principle: “The ignorance of appropriate planning principles is just as dangerous to effective outcomes as inaccurate knowledge of the threat, lack of necessary protective equipment or failure of the jurisdiction to allocate resources to emergency preparedness and response” (Perry&Lindell, 2003, p. 348)

Justification: While most people assume that disaster planning requires simply knowing about the threat of danger, having the equipment necessary to address it and knowing who and what is available to meet the need, the very process of disaster planning requires intentionality. Planners must be willing and able to look at complex systems (possibly using system dynamics models). They must also address common myths about disasters that may become barriers in implementation. Yet the plans must also be simple, flexible and practiced enough to be useable. If good planning practices are not utilized, the plan cannot be used as “as a device for training personnel to understand how their role fits into the overall emergency response and consequently makes it more difficult to implement the plan effectively when the need arises” (Perry&Lindell, 2003, p. 343).

Social Work Relevance: It is not enough to simply have enough resources on hand for a disaster. Social workers must help put plans into place that are comprehensive and flexible. Social workers can especially be helpful towards initiating functional exercises for disaster planning within their communities. As noted by Peterson&Perry (1999) “each component is critically connect to the others such that a failure in a single link can hamper the achievement of jurisdictional preparedness” (254). In order to achieve effective outcomes, social workers must have knowledge of good planning principles and use effective communication to convey those plans to others.

Related Definitions:

Emergency preparedness: the readiness of a political jurisdiction to react constructively to threats from the environment in a way that minimizes the negative consequences of impact for the health and safety of individuals and the integrity and functioning of physical structures and systems (Perry&Lindell, 2003, p. 338)

Hazard assessment: both identifying threats that have previously affected the community and employing technology that leads to prompt identification of new or potential threats (Perry&Lindell, 2003, p. 339)

Risk reduction: an examination of the actions necessary to decrease the detected or projected levels of danger and to identify the resources required for implementing those actions (Perry&Lindell, 2003, p. 339)

Functional exercise: where a disaster management team selects one or a small number of functions under a disaster response plan and conducts a test. For example, testing the EMS or Law Enforcement segments (Peterson&Perry, 1999, p. 244)


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This illustration shows that just having a plan is not sufficient. It must be an intentional plan that is well thought-out, communicated, and practiced.

A dog sitting on a bed

This stock and flow model demonstrates the complexity of systems involved in disaster planning. Disaster planners need to be aware that training and education are not enough. They also need to be concerned with the community’s awareness of and concern about disaster, as well as whether the community feels the need to be prepared.

Example 2

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Principle : Disaster planning is always a fluid activity and is only truly tested in he face of disaster (Perry and Lindell (2003). Preparedness for Emergency Response: Guidelines for the Emergency Planning Process. Disasters 27 (4), Pp. 347).

Justification : All the best intentions and best laid plans can seem like good planning, but if that plan will not adapt to the ever changing nature of disaster, then it will fail. It is important to test plans in the face of disaster and to allow for hanges because disasters will not always fit to the plans we make.

Social Work Relevance : Social workers are trained to meet people where they are at, and like disasters and disaster plans, peoples' response to disasters will be fluid. We need to be able to flow with people in their response to disasters and to their plans. While it is important for families to make disaster plans, we need to help them understand the fluid nature of disaster, and help to make their plans malleable and adaptable to the situation.

Definition: Disaster Plan: Set of activities and tasks that are set in motion once an area is affected by a disaster with the goal of limiting destruction of property and loss of life.


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Drills and tests are important to help prepare a disaster plan.

Questions & Answers

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