RAND’s toolkit, “The Hungrier Games: Disaster Resilience Skills for Youth,” suggests youths ages 14-18 may be uniquely positioned to service communities during and after emergency events. The toolkit is designed for adult facilitators or youth supervisors. The game helps participants to discover tangible ways to help their neighbors, such as, learning first aid skills, helping with social media communications, and babysitting or caring for pets in need of shelter. Learn more>
Resilience and behavioral health
Example –Advancing Resilience in Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Resilient Baton Rouge is a new initiative that encourages and supports improved mental health services for disaster-impacted communities. Source
The program works to increase the capacity of community health providers and community based organizations to serve the flood-impacted community. It promotes collaborative efforts to train local community residents and leaders in mental health screenings and support, data-sharing for better patient support, and coalition building for long-term resilience.
Support for Resilient Baton Rouge is provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation with fiscal sponsorship from the Baton Rouge Area Foundation. Resource guide>
Resilience in the workplace
Example – Fostering Resilience in the Workplace
The report, “A Ready and Resilient Workforce for the Department of Homeland Security: Protecting America’s Front Line,” released in 2013 by the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies, presents a 5-year plan to “focus Department of Homeland Security (DHS) efforts on creating a common culture of workforce readiness and resilience.”
The DHS work environment is inherently stressful, the authors say, and the responsibilities can weigh heavily on DHS employees at every level and in every facet of the organization.
The report concludes that the DHS workforce not only deserves to have excellent resources for readiness and resilience but also the full support of DHS to continue to meet its day-to-day and long-term missions. Read more online>