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Moving Towards Recovery

Helping Families Recover After Disaster

We have many resources to help you best assist families in your community who have been affected by natural disasters.

Disaster Recovery Resource Fairs — Resource fairs can help communities affected by disaster.

Helping Families Recover Financially After Disaster: A Webinar Series for Helping Professionals — This series will help professionals assist individuals and families with financial recovery after a disaster.

Past Webinars

Flood Cleanup, Recovery, and Resilience Webinar (video; 1:06) — One-hour webinar presented on July 10, 2014 for Minnesota professionals and volunteers working with individuals and families in disaster recovery to prepare to respond to recent flooding. Reviews the Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit and other disaster recovery resources.

Disaster Recovery Webinar (video; 1:03) — One-hour webinar presented on November 25, 2013 for University of Illinois Extension staff to prepare for response to recent tornadoes in their state. Reviews the Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit and other disaster recovery resources.

Family Financial Recovery from a Natural Disaster (Adobe® Connect™, 1:34) — Recorded webinar presented nationally on June 23, 2011 to Extension staff. Reviews the Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit and other disaster recovery resources available through eXtension. Download the presentation slides (5 MB PDF).

Flood Resources and FACTS of ResilienceUniversity of Minnesota Extension and Red River Resilience — Webinar recorded April 2013 reviews flood resources from the University of Minnesota Extension and beyond for volunteers and agency staff who are helping families prepare for floods.

Financial Preparation for Disasters and EmergenciesFEMA; co-presented by University of Minnesota Extension Center for Family Development — Webinar recorded April 2013 discusses how to incorporate financial preparedness tools, like Recovery After Disaster: The Family Financial Toolkit, into local disaster education efforts.

Lessons Learned

One Message, Many Voices: Inter-Disciplinary Partnerships for Resilience Communication — Results of preliminary research conducted after the 2009 Red River flood. Read how Red River Resilience developed and spread a simple, clear, and consistent message through multiple communication channels.

After the Flood: Rushford's New Chapter (13 MB PDF) — Beautifully illustrated summary of the research conducted after the 2007 Rushford, MN flood. Hear words of wisdom and "what worked" from those who know, disaster survivors.

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