Home alone: Disasters, mass emergencies, and children in self-care

Brenda D. Phillips, PhD, Paul L. Hewett, Jr., MEd


Currently, there is a lack of research on emergency preparedness training for children in self-care. To compensate, and to serve as an interim guide until sufficient resources and research exist, the authors reviewed relevant studies on emergency skills training for children home alone. They use these findings to outline possible training approaches and recommend strategies to validate locally-designed efforts. The authors call for further research that can be used by emergency management, education, and child-care communities.



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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5055/jem.2005.0018


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