Children and Disaster

IAEM-USA Children and Disaster Caucus

Caucus Chair:
Heather Beal

Caucus Vice Chair
Dr. Vicki Abbinante

Caucus Secretary
Kaylee Sorenson

Board Liaison: 
Jim Buchanan, MPA, CEM, UCEM, iaem.R8@iaem.com 

Staff Liaison:
Chelsea Firth, chelsea@iaem.com

  • Access and Inclusion Caucus Liaison: open
  • Diversity Committee Liaison: open
  • Faith-Based Organizations Caucus Liaison: C. J. Huff
  • Government Affairs Committee Liaison: Duane Hagelgans
  • Healthcare Caucus Liaison: Kris Mattson
  • Public Private Partnership Caucus Liaison: open

IAEM-USA members interested in participating in this committee should email the committee leadership and tell them how you can contribute to or learn from this committee's important work. Members may retrieve leadership email addresses by searching the membership directory.

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Purpose Statement

The IAEM-USA Children and Disaster Caucus exists to advocate for and facilitate the inclusion of the needs of children in emergency planning and response before, during, and after emergencies. We accomplish this by identifying issues related to children and disasters, working to identify solutions to those issues, and sharing the issues and solutions with the broader emergency management community. To this end, we collaborate with other organizations committed to the well-being and safety of children who may be effected by disasters. We endeavor to ensure the widest possible network for both identification of smart practices and dissemination of useful information and solutions throughout the emergency management family.

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