How is your council supporting your communities in disaster recovery?

In the wake of Australia’s catastrophic bushfire season, many communities are now embarking on a journey of recovery. But what does disaster recovery really mean?

A free webinar hosted by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience aims to tackle the topic hearing from speakers with experience and expertise in the field.

John Richardson from Australian Red Cross will provide an overview of the key elements of disaster recovery, including the impacts on people, how people respond, what can be done to help navigate the recovery process, and practising self-care for recovery workers.

Kirsten Jenkins from Maroondah City Council will bring a personal perspective from working in recovery for local and state government following events such as Black Saturday, supporting staff and community experiencing trauma, and key takeaways about being a recovery manager.

Tune in to the 1-hour webinar on 16 March at 2pm AEDT to get across the basics of disaster recovery and explore important aspects of disaster recovery in theory and practice.Register for the webinar here.