Attendees to the Forums will hear presentations from experts in the field of youth centred Disaster Risk Reduction and Resilience (DRR+R).
In addition to the presentations, a facilitated workshop will be run at both forums, designed to allow attendees to brainstorm their own DRR+R program design with the support of AIDR staff and the Forum speakers.
The forums offer an unparalleled opportunity to interact with representatives from education and emergency services, NGOs, universities, local government, and community groups. Event participants will explore effective models of disaster resilience education and supporting research with a focus on enabling young people to be ‘agents of change’.
Hear from speakers about:
Girls on Fire is a not-for-profit organisation, founded in 2016 by Bronnie Mackintosh, that aims to increase the number of women in the fire service.
The Australian Child & Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network (ACATLGN) is working towards building knowledge and support for and with children, hear what they have been doing with communities and schools in response to recent disasters and what they are learning along the way.
Birdie’s Tree, developed by Queensland Centre for Perinatal and Infant Mental Health, is designed to support the mental health and emotional wellbeing of babies and young children, their parents and families, in relation to severe weather events and other natural disasters.
Who should attend?
- School leadership teams and educators interested in programs to reduce risk and build resilience in their local communities
- Emergency service representatives in youth and community education interested in developing their practice and collaborating with others
- Classroom teachers interested in developing content knowledge and awareness of resources and networks
- Teaching associations, state and federal government education department representatives, and other affiliated organisations