Youth Preparedness and Community Resilience

Youth Preparedness and Community Resilience

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2021 School Safety Webinar Series: Youth Preparedness and Community Resilience

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Please join the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse on Wednesday, July 28 at 3:00 PM EDT for an informational webinar on increasing youth preparedness and building resilience in K-12 school communities.

Leaders from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will discuss programs, tools, and resources aimed at empowering youth to learn the hazards that affect their community; understand how to stay safe in an emergency; practice critical emergency response skills; and lead preparedness-building activities in their communities. The webinar will also cover the ‘whole community’ approach to emergency preparedness, as well as ways K-12 school communities can build capacity and capabilities to prepare for the range of disasters and emergencies they may face.

The session will conclude with a question and answer period for participants to engage directly with agency staff.

  • When: Wednesday, July 28, 2021, 3:00 to 4:00 PM EDT
  • Where: Adobe Connect (access link to be provided one day in advance of the event)
  • Who: K-12 School Superintendents and Principals; School and District Administrators; Teachers and School Staff; School Resource Officers and Local Law Enforcement; Parents and Students

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This webinar is part of the 2021 School Safety Webinar Series, a program hosted by the Federal School Safety Clearinghouse to address emerging risks and threats facing the K-12 school community. Held on a monthly basis, the webinar series covers a range of school safety topics, and provides information on the resources, tools, and best practices available to equip school leaders with a set of strategies in creating safer and more resilient school systems.

The Federal School Safety Clearinghouse is a federal government interagency collaboration comprised of the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, and Justice to provide a comprehensive and centralized location for federal school safety resources. The Clearinghouse reviews, collects, and distributes guidance, tools, best practices, and actionable recommendations to improve safety and security within school communities. Learn more at or sign up for updates.

FEMA’s mission is helping people before, during, and after disasters. Employing more than 20,000 people nationwide, FEMA leverages a tremendous capacity to coordinate within the federal government to make sure America is equipped to prepare for and respond to disasters.

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