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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):39-44.

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Title Children's perceptions and adaptive behaviours in response to seasonal change and extreme weather in Broome, Western Australia
Author Harwood, Sharon
Haynes, Katharine
Bird, Deanne
Govan, Jeanie
Journal Name Australian Journal of Emergency Management
Publication Date 2014
Volume Number 29
Issue Number 1
ISSN 1324-1540   (check CDU catalogue open catalogue search in new window)
Start Page 39
End Page 44
Total Pages 6
Place of Publication Australia
Publisher Emergency Management Australia
HERDC Category C1 - Journal Article (DIISR)
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.
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