Evaluate how to develop emergency plans and work with emergency management

Course objective
Through lecture, self-directed learning activities, readings participation in discussion board activities and assignments students will be able to:

• Compare and contrast the different populations that are included in the “special needs population” (specifically covered in this course)
o Physically disabled
o Mentally disabled
o Pregnant women
o Children
o Elderly population
o Homeless
o Incarcerated
Describe and identify the challenges of special populations in emergency planning, response, mitigation and recovery from a disaster.
• Compare the impact of different types of hazards on the different special needs populations.
• Examine the potential challenges in the use of different communication systems in disasters with the special needs populations.
• Evaluate how to develop emergency plans and work with emergency management and other local officials during all phases of an emergency with the local community.
• Analyze local, state, and Federal plans for dealing with special needs populations during a disaster.

questions:
1) After reading an emergency operations plan of your choosing identify and list five (5) instances where special needs populations are included in the planning process and another five (5) where they have been overlooked.
2) Utilizing the lists generated above, start thinking about the groups within the community that could be called upon to assist with including different segments of the special needs population. What resources do they possess? What conflicts may arise?

1. All learning activities/assignments are due by midnight on the date indicated on the syllabus. For Discussion Board Questions, the deadline is midnight of the Friday ending the week. For example, you must have answered Week One DB questions by Friday, January 10. You will then have until midnight on Sunday January 12 to complete the week’s work. Please make sure you understand the two parts of the weekly assignments.
• Part one – Answer the questions.
• Part two – Read postings by your classmates. You must then post a meaningful response to the answers posted by at least two different classmates for full credit.

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