Disaster Preparedness Resources
- National Sexual Assault Conference
- Child Sexual Assault Prevention
- Engaging Bystanders in Sexual Violence Prevention
- Healthcare Initiative
- Know Your Rights
- Rape Prevention & Education (RPE)
- Rural Training Project
- Preventing Sexual Violence in Disasters
- SANE Sustainability TA
- Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative
- Sexual Assault Demonstration Initiative
- Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART)
- Sexual Violence & the Workplace
- xCHANGE Forum
- Multilingual Access
By planning for disasters, advocates, preventionists, disaster managers, and their community partners can help prevent sexual violence and ensure that supportive services are available during and after a disaster. The resources in this section provide information, recommendations, and tools to assist organizations and communities in developing plans for disaster preparedness and recovery.
Resources by the NSVRC
This three-part series of interactive online courses for sexual violence preventionists, victim advocates, and allied professionals discuss the connections among sexual violence, disasters, and oppression (Module 1), and offer recommendations for creating a pre-disaster plan for sexual violence prevention and response (Modules 2 and 3).
In this series of four short audio podcasts, a leading researcher on gender-based violence in disasters discusses research, prevention strategies, community partnerships, and future directions related to sexual violence in disasters.
This workbook assists women’s service agencies in developing emergency response plans so they can continue to serve survivors of gender-based violence in a disaster. It presents a series of planning tasks and includes checklists and templates to assist in the planning process.
This guide for women’s community organizations discusses the core tasks of creating and implementing a tailor-made emergency plan. The guide includes planning templates, facilitator notes, and additional reading and resources.
This issue of Manager’s Viewpoint includes information to assist managers of sexual assault programs with emergency preparedness and recovery planning. It includes the perspectives of experienced program managers and an expert on gender-based violence in disasters, as well as planning tools and resources.
For non-profits and small businesses
This planning guide includes guidelines and tips, questions to consider, and templates to assist community-based organizations in creating basic disaster preparedness plans.
The Non-profit Coordinating Committee of New York (NPCCNY) offers guidelines on the points an organization needs to think about to prepare its own disaster recovery plan.
The Occupational Safety & Health Administration (OSHA) provides guidelines for small business and service organizations about developing an Emergency Action Plan for employee safety in an emergency.
This planning template identifies key resources and procedures to ensure that non-profit organizations can continue to operate in the event of a disaster. It includes information about risk assessment, critical assets and operations, and other important considerations.
This disaster preparedness project of the U.S. Small Business Administration provides information, training opportunities, planning templates, and other resources to assist small businesses in creating disaster recovery plans.
This free service from the American Red Cross provides tools, resources, and information to help businesses, schools, and organizations evaluate and improve their disaster preparedness.
This guide teaches non-profit organizations and public libraries how protect and recover their IT (information-technology) systems in the event of a disaster.
This report provides colleges and universities with basic information and practical suggestions for becoming more disaster-resistant, based on the experiences of six institutions of higher education.
This report is designed to assist all levels of government in establishing evidence-based policies, programs, and practices to improve emergency planning and management efforts related to people with disabilities.
The CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response website is CDC’s primary source of information and resources for preparing for and responding to public health emergencies. It includes detailed information about specific hazards and preparedness recommendations for all types of emergencies.
A clearinghouse of resources for improving preparedness, building resilience, and eliminating disparities for culturally diverse communities across all phases of an emergency.
This resource guides local leaders in small, rural, and surburban communities through the emergency management planning process. It presents strategies and tools for addressing 13 essential components of community-based emergency management planning.