The Centre for Disaster Studies has developed a number of useful resources for use before, during, and after disaster events.

The kit has been comprehensively designed for facilitators to deliver information on psychological preparedness for natural disaster warnings and natural disasters. Included are facilitator’s instructions, a PowerPoint presentation, and various handouts to assist the content delivery. To download the full kit for your use and for training courses open each of the following ten files:

Adult's and children's experiences of disaster, recovery, and lessons for mitigation.

View the presentation (PDF, 4242 KB)

Through effective community and local assessment “post-disaster”, together we can make informed decisions for sustainable redevelopment.

Build back better, stronger and safer

View the presentation (PPTX, 17775 KB)

PRE & RAPID outlines methods for the effective assessment of community recovery needs (at the local level) in the first few days following the occurrence of a hazardous event.

PRE: a methodology which effectively anticipated community recovery needs and capacities
RAPID: immediate post disaster impact methodology (RAPID)

Download the PRE and RAPID documents (PDF, 399 KB)