Hazard Mitigation Training for Vulnerable Communities
A K.A.P.S. (Knowledge, Attitude, Preparedness, Skills) Approach
This book is designed to educate vulnerable communities, emergency practitioners, and disaster researchers to build up the social and physical capacity of communities to mitigate and adapt to disaster impacts. With climate change escalating the intensity and range of disasters, we have entered an unprecedented time. The tools in the book allow researchers, practitioners, and community leaders to adopt new training techniques that are more engaging and effective using a bottom-up framework to integrate knowledge, attitude, preparedness, and skills (K.A.P.S).
The book is comprised of two main resources: a guidebook designed for instructors including researchers, practitioners and community leaders, and a workbook designed for residents living within multi-hazard communities. Including a full range of templates, worksheets, survey questions, background information, and guidance for carrying out training, all of the material has been field-validated to meet research standards.
The framework is designed to serve as an adaptable model that national and international audiences can utilize to better prepare their communities for disasters related to hurricanes, floods, and tornadoes. As climate change continues to ravage communities, the K.A.P.S. training program will prove to be an important tool for community trainers and academics across a range of hazards and disasters.
Book Release Date: May 12, 2022