Children's perceptions and adaptive behaviours in response to seasonal change and extreme weather in Broome, Western Australia

Harwood, Sharon, Haynes, Katharine, Bird, Deanne, and Govan, Jeanie (2014) Children's perceptions and adaptive behaviours in response to seasonal change and extreme weather in Broome, Western Australia. Australian Journal of Emergency Management, 29 (1). pp. 39-44.

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Abstract

To exclude children and young people from disaster planning processes undermines their safety when a disaster strikes. Moreover, this exclusion ignores the potential communication opportunities for risk reduction between emergency and disaster management agencies and families. This research applied a child-centred approach to the collection of data regarding children's perceptions of how the wet and dry season affects the young people in Broome, particularly where they play, how they get to school and where they live. The research, which was conducted with assistance from the Principal, staff and students of St Mary's Catholic College in Broome Western Australia, also asked students to describe the adaptive and mitigative actions they believed would alleviate the negative impacts of seasonal changes on their lives.

Item ID: 34062
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1324-1540
Keywords: child centred disaster, risk reduction
Funders: National Climate Change Adaptation Research Facility (NCCARF)
Date Deposited: 16 Jul 2014 05:46
FoR Codes: 12 BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN > 1205 Urban and Regional Planning > 120501 Community Planning @ 50%
04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040604 Natural Hazards @ 50%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960301 Climate Change Adaptation Measures @ 25%
96 ENVIRONMENT > 9603 Climate and Climate Change > 960311 Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability @ 25%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9304 School/Institution > 930402 School/Institution Community and Environment @ 50%
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