Other emergencies –
Relief & Recovery Documents

 

This page contains links to agency documents and templates that can be used for communications in the relief and recovery phases from emergencies that are neither fire nor flood.

This includes acts of extreme violence.

This portal is intended to support existing processes only. Documents contained in this library contain generic high level messages and fact sheets. For incident specific information always ensure you contact the relevant agency communciations personnel, or check: emergency.vic.gov.au/relief.

 

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Table of Contents

Other emergencies - recovery Documents. 1

Emergency services after the emergency kids booklet 1

After the emergency - for young people  1

Business recovery: Getting back to business as usual - Tourism Victoria  1

Business Services Recovery Guide  1

Coping with a major personal crisis  1

CPA Australia Disaster Recovery Toolkit targeting small business operators: 1

Energy safety  1

Emergencies: coping without gas or electricity  1

Emergencies and recovery by Agriculture Victoria  1

Food safety & storage  1

Helping Children and Young People Cope  1

How to talk to children fact sheet 1

How to help fact sheet 1

Looking After Yourself and Your Family After Disaster 1

Personal Hardship Assistance Program- Emergency Relief Assistance  1

Personal Hardship Assistance Program- Emergency-Re-establishment Assistance  1

Rural issues: losing the farm   1

Rural issues: suggestions for families in crisis  1

Trauma and children  1

Trauma and children: newborns to twoyears  1

Trauma and children: two to five years  1

Trauma and families  1

Trauma and teenagers: common reactions  1

Trauma and teenagers: tips for parents  1

Trauma- helping family or friends  1

Trauma- reaction and recovery; 1

Video- preparing your mind to survive disasters  1

Your health and safety: during and after an emergency  1

 

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Emergency services after the emergency kids booklet

A handy booklet for kids to use to help them cope after the emergency has occurred

After, emergency, recovery, kids

After the emergency - for young people

After the emergency website designed for young people – useful resources from the Red Cross

After, emergency, recovery, young people, recovery, help, red cross

Business recovery: Getting back to business as usual - Tourism Victoria

In this section you will find information and resources to assist you in moving through the recovery phase including developing a recovery plan, marketing advice and tips on where to find support from government bodies and industry.

How do I?

          Take stock and assess the impact of the crisis on my business

          Learn what’s involved in restoring my business operations

          Undertake recovery marketing after a crisis event

Also further links to:

         Recover checklist

         Taking stock

         Making tough decisions

         Restoring your operations

         Recovery plan

         Recovery marketing

         Managing stress

         Support and advice

tourism, advice, victoria, visit, crisis, emergency, recovery, plan, stress, business, operations

Business Services Recovery Guide

A guide for regions and councils on businesses and services that may be of assistance during the recovery from an incident

Business, recovery, services

Coping with a major personal crisis

Red cross information on how to cope with a major personal crisis

Coping, psychological, red cross, crisis, tips, information

CPA Australia Disaster Recovery Toolkit targeting small business operators:

This toolkit provides guidance to businesses impacted by a disaster – whether they have a continuity plan or not.

This guide has been prepared to assist people that are a business owner or manager, to take a considered approach to the many elements of recovery following a disaster.

 

Guide, toolkit, disaster, small, business, recovery

Energy safety

Links to further resources on how to safely deal with energy disruption after an emergency

power, emergency, loss of power, electricity, gas, darkness, advice

Emergencies: coping without gas or electricity

 Better health channel tips on how to cope without power

power, emergency, loss of power, electricity, gas, darkness, advice

Emergencies and recovery by Agriculture Victoria

 

Relief and Recovery services provided by Agriculture Victoria.

·         assessing losses of agricultural assets and livestock, and the needs of affected persons and communities

·         assessing injured stock and provide advice on options such as humane destruction, emergency slaughter or treatment

·         assisting with humane destruction of burnt livestock where feasible

·         advising individuals, communities and governments agencies on re-establishing rural enterprises or alternative strategies for economic recovery

·         advising local councils and shires on disposal of dead or injured stock

·         advising distribution bodies (such as the Victorian Farmers Federation) on needs for donated fodder

·         delivering recovery projects identified by government to support the short and medium term recovery of individuals, communities and industries.

Loss, agriculture, injuries, animals, livestock, stock, rural

Food safety & storage

Better health channel tips on how to safely store food (e.g. not refreezing thawed food)

food, safety, storage, freeze, refridgerate, fridge, store, health, recovery

Helping Children and Young People Cope

Red cross information on how to help children and young people cope after an emergency

Red cross, help, children, psychological

How to talk to children fact sheet

Red cross information on how to talk to children after an emergency has occurred

Red cross, help, children, psychologicial

How to help fact sheet

Red cross information on how to help after an emergency

Help, information, volunteer, assist, red cross

Looking After Yourself and Your Family After Disaster

Looking after yourself and your family after a disaster

Family, disaster, info, support, information, red cross

Personal Hardship Assistance Program- Emergency Relief Assistance

Outlines the relief payment (PHAP) requirements and assessment conditions

PHAP, emergency, hardship, payments, assistance, personal hardship assistance program

Personal Hardship Assistance Program- Emergency-Re-establishment Assistance

Outlines the relief payment (PHAP) re-establishment requirements and assessment conditions

PHAP, emergency, hardship, payments, assistance, personal hardship assistance program, re-establishment, house, home

Pets in emergencies- Agriculture Victoria

Pets in emergencies – mainly focused on preparedness but includes following recovery advice:

·         If your pets are injured, seek veterinary treatment immediatiately

·          If your pets are lost, notify your local council, microchip registry, neighbours and nearby animal shelters. You can also check social media sources (often in emergencies a site is set up to list lost and found animals).

Pets, emergency, advice, vets, veterinary, dogs, cats

 

Power outages

Brochure detailing what to do when the power has failed during or after an emergency and information on why power outages occur.

Power, outage, recovery, emergency, flood, energy

Psychological First Aid - An Australian Guide

A Red Cross guide on how to understand and use psychological first aid after an emergency

Red cross, emergency, psychological first aid,

Rural issues: losing the farm

Specific tips on how to cope with grief and loss for farmers that have lost their farm in an emergency

farm, emergency, grief, loss, farmers, agriculture, recovery

Rural issues: suggestions for families in crisis

Financial and wellbeing tips for farmers or people that live in remote communities

Wellbeing, tips, financial, advice, recover, survive

Trauma and children

Trauma fact sheets- useful to reference to for posts regarding trauma recovery for communities

Trauma, wellbeing, recover, recovery, advice, community, communities, children, kids, social, Psychosocial

Trauma and children: newborns to twoyears

Trauma fact sheets- useful to reference to for posts regarding trauma recovery for communities

Trauma, wellbeing, recover, recovery, advice, community, communities, newborns, little children, kids, social, Psychosocial

Trauma and children: two to five years

Trauma fact sheets- useful to reference to for posts regarding trauma recovery for communities

Trauma, wellbeing, recover, recovery, advice, community, communities, little children, kids, toddlers, social, Psychosocial

Trauma and families

Trauma fact sheets- useful to reference to for posts regarding trauma recovery for communities

Trauma, wellbeing, recover, recovery, advice, community, communities, family, families, Psychosocial, social

Trauma and teenagers: common reactions

Trauma fact sheets- useful to reference to for posts regarding trauma recovery for communities

Trauma, wellbeing, recover, recovery, advice, community, communities, teenagers, teens, kids, social, Psychosocial

Trauma and teenagers: tips for parents

Trauma fact sheets- useful to reference to for posts regarding trauma recovery for communities

Trauma, wellbeing, recover, recovery, advice, parents, parenting, teenagers, teens, kids, social, Psychosocial

Trauma- helping family or friends

Trauma fact sheets- useful to reference to for posts regarding trauma recovery for communities

Trauma, wellbeing, recover, recovery, advice, community, communities, family, friends, social, Psychosocial

Trauma- reaction and recovery;

Trauma fact sheets- useful to reference to for posts regarding trauma recovery for communities

Trauma, wellbeing, recover, recovery, advice, community, communities, social, Psychosocial

Video- preparing your mind to survive disasters

Video of Dr. Rob Gordon explaining how to prepare your mind to survive disasters

Trauma, wellbeing, recover, recovery, advice, mind, community, communities, family, families, Psychosocial, social

Your health and safety: during and after an emergency

Your health and safety- health and safety tips for the community after various emergencies

health, safety, wellbeing, recovery, recover,