Alabama A&M University

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Drought Update, January 2016

Although El Niño has brought relief to areas across the country, drought and its effects are still a concern. Join us for an update on drought in the U.S. National Drought Mitigation Center resources will also be discussed. Our presenters, Tonya Bernadt and Kelly Smith, are with the National Drought Mitigation Center at the University of Nebraska. Tonya is an Education and Outreach Specialist, and Kelly is a Communications and Planning Specialist. Dr. Virginia White will moderate. Click here to join the live webinar as a guest.

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103 Ways to Save Money

While this resource is old, the tips are still quite good. It's useful for helping people re-think pre-disaster spending habits after a disaster, especially if they are now living on a reduced budget.

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Emergency Preparedness for Dogs

Advice for including dogs in family disaster planning.

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Alabama EDEN

Website provides access to Alabama Cooperative Extension System resources for helping the people of Alabama prepare for and recover from disasters.

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Food and Water Safety When the Power Goes Out

fact sheet on food safety during long term storms

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Homeowner’s Guide to Safer Trees

Shows homeowners how to inspect trees for safety for common problems and recommends actions to reduce risk to people and property.

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Principles of Parenting: Sending Messages of Love

Often we get busy and forget to send messages of love to our children. Or we send messages poorly. Or we send only angry messages. This article discusses ways to show love to a child.

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Coping with Stress: Disaster Recovery

Descriptions of typical stress behaviors of children. Each child’s reaction to stress is different. Watching closely for extremes in behavior that continue over several days is important. Adapted From Iowa Cooperative Extension.

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Coping with Stress: Strategies for Parents and Teachers

Helpful advice for parents and teachers when helping children cope with stress after a disaster. 7 pages. Adapted From North Carolina Cooperative Extension System

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Coping With Stress: Childhood Stress--What Parents Can Do

Useful tips for assisting parents (adults) when dealing with childhood stress from natural disasters, death, divorce, illness, and financial hardships. Adapted From Iowa Cooperative Extension.

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The Food Spoilers: Bacteria and Viruses

Explains foodborne illnesse, cause and prevention.

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Skin Cancer: Protect Yourself

Tri-fold brochure provides information on harmful effects of sun overexposure and helpful action steps. Use when disaster creates situatons in which clientele may be spending long hours in the sun.

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Making Our Urban Forests Safer

Comprehensive guide to integrating urban forest management into the hazard mitigation plan. Discusses planning, budget concerns, public information, training plans, and tasks during and after a disaster.

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Principles of Parenting: Meeting Your Children's Needs

Discusses how parents' response to their children's demands can help them develop trust and feelings of safety and love.

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Principles Of Parenting: Building A Strong Bridge Between You And Your Children

Offers parents advice on talking with their children and understanding their feelings to improve communication.

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