Clearinghouse Connector – February 2009 Special Edition

Victorian Bushfires & Disaster Situations


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Women’s Health Information Package

Victorian bushfires – disaster situations (PDF 360KB)


1. Women: Recovery and Reconstruction

Research: gender inequality in distaster situations

SWS Fact Sheet

Gender issues in natural disasters

Fire, families and decisions

Women in emergencies: community life and disaster reduction

Gender and health in disasters

Women, disaster reduction and sustainable development

Gender considerations in disaster assessment

Violence and disaster fact sheet


Prevention: gender inequality in disaster situations

The gender and disaster sourcebook

Training materials for gender mainstreaming in disaster risk reduction

Gender sensitive disaster management: a toolkit for practitioners


2. Recovery: Individuals

General Resources

Emergency relief centres

Fire informaiton services

Finding friends and family

First aid

Emergency financial assistance

Public transport assistance

Financial assistance for transport accidents during bushfires

Power outage information

Transmitter and frequency guide for Victoria

Information about current fires and warnings


Resources for coping

Lifeline

Nurse-on-call

Coping with loss and grief

Emotional support

WIRE – women’s information service


Resources for coping – children and adolescents

Kids helpline

Headspace – national youth mental health foundation

Helping children and adolescents cope with violence and disasters

Young adult health


Resources for people with disabilities

Bushfire information for the hearing impaired

Disability advocacy agencies


Language (non-english) resources and interpreter services

Country fire authority

Suicide line

Bushfire smoke and your health

Food safety and power failure

Water tanks and bushfires


3. Recovery: community

Volunteering and donating

Donating to the relief fund

Information for people wanting to help

Victorian bushfire support


Wildlife rescue and relief

Help for wildlife

Help for stock affected by the bushfires


Resources for counselling practitioners and service providers

Psychological services: mental health practitioners guide – manual 26

Guidelines for psychological services: emergency manager guide – manual 25


Resources for community recovery

Recovery – manual 10

Recovering from the 2003 Canberra bushfire: a work in progress

Guidelines for emergency managers working with culturally and linguistically diverse (CALD) communities


4. Reconstruction: individuals

Fire retardants and health

Food safety

Returning to your property

Hazards on your property after a bushfire


Resources for landholders

Bushfire recovery Updated: November 2012


5. Reconstruction: communities

Living with bushfire risk: social and environmental influence of preparedness

Australian emergency management series


How our Clearinghouse can help you

Women’s Health Victoria’s Clearinghouse has a wealth of information on gender in health in various forms. Our experienced health and information professionals can assist you to access this information.


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Content Reviewed: 24 February 2009
Last Updated: 07 November 2012


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