Would you like to contribute to the development of a national Community Engagement, Communication and Inclusion Handbook?

This survey will inform the development of the new handbook and is divided into 6 sections:

A. National Strategy for Disaster Resilience: Community Engagement Framework Handbook
B. Emergency Managers’ Guidelines for Communicating with People with a Disability
C. Guidelines for Emergency Management in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities
D. Handbook structure and content
E. Community engagement, communication and inclusion experiences and challenges
F. Demographics – (your profile)

Both users and non-users of the handbooks and manuals are invited to participate.

This survey is being conducted by the Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience. Taking part is anonymous and should take about 10 minutes.

Thank you for your support.

Amanda

Amanda Lamont – Director Engagement & Projects
Australian Institute for Disaster Resilience
 +61 3 9418 5268     +61 407 696 300   
amanda.lamont@aidr.org.au https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/
 
 
Background

The new Community Engagement, Communication and Inclusion Handbook is being developed as part of the Australian Disaster Resilience Handbook Collection 2019-20. It will incorporate a review of the following handbooks and manuals:

 - National Strategy for Disaster Resilience (NSDR): Community Engagement Framework (AIDR 2013) 
 - Emergency Managers’ Guidelines for Communicating with People with a Disability (AIDR 2013) 
 - Guidelines for Emergency Management in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities (AIDR 2007)
 - Guidelines for the development of Community Education, Awareness and Engagement Programs (AIDR 2010) 
 
All handbooks and manuals can be viewed on the AIDR knowledge hub at https://knowledge.aidr.org.au/collections/handbook-collection/.

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* 1. Have you heard of the Australian Disaster Resilience Handbook Collection (formerly the AEMI handbooks and manuals)?

A.         National Strategy for Disaster Resilience: Community Engagement Framework Handbook

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* 2. Have you heard of the NSDR: Community Engagement Framework Handbook (AIDR 2013)?

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* 3. Do you use the NSDR: Community Engagement Framework Handbook (AIDR 2013) in your work?

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* 4. How do you use the NSDR: Community Engagement Framework Handbook (AIDR 2013) in your work? Please select all that apply.

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* 5. Where else outside of your work do you use the NSDR: Community Engagement Framework Handbook (AIDR 2013)?

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* 6. To what extent do you agree with the following statements on the NSDR: Community Engagement Framework Handbook (AIDR 2013)? Please select N/A if you don’t use the handbook.

  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree N/A
It is a useful tool for planning
It is a useful source of information/advice
It is a useful education/training tool
It is an unbiased synthesis of expert opinion
It is likely to improve coordination between organisations
It is likely to support implementation of community engagement plans
It is likely to reduce costs of planning and implementation
It is likely to increase costs of planning and implementation
It is a key tool for those who are new to community engagement
It represents national principles and practice

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* 7. Which of the following statements do you recognise as potential barriers to effectively using the current the NSDR: Community Engagement Framework Handbook (AIDR 2013)?
If you select any of the below, please specify the manual section you’re referring to and provide an overview of how it could be improved.

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* 8. If you selected any of the above, please specify the handbook section you’re referring to and provide an overview of how it could be improved.

B.         Emergency Managers’ Guidelines for Communicating with People with a Disability

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* 9. Have you heard of the Communicating with People with a Disability Handbook (AIDR 2013)?

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* 10. Do you use the Communicating with People with a Disability Handbook (AIDR 2013) in your work?

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* 11. How do you use the Communicating with People with a Disability Handbook (AIDR 2013) in your work? Please select all that apply.

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* 12. Where else outside of your work do you use the Communicating with People with a Disability Handbook (AIDR 2013)?

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* 13. To what extent do you agree with the following statements on the Communicating with People with a Disability Handbook (AIDR 2013)? Please select N/A if you don’t use the handbook.

  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree N/A
It is a useful tool for planning
It is a useful source of information/advice
It is a useful education/training tool
It is an unbiased synthesis of expert opinion
It is likely to improve coordination between organisations
It is likely to support implementation of communicating with people with a disability planning
It is likely to reduce costs of planning and implementation
It is likely to increase costs of planning and implementation
It is a key tool for those who are new to communicating with people with a disability
It represents national principles and practice

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* 14. Which of the following statements do you recognise as potential barriers to effectively using the current Communicating with People with a Disability Handbook (AIDR 2013)? Please select all that apply.

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* 15. If you selected any of the above, please specify the handbook section you’re referring to and provide an overview of how it could be improved.

C.         Guidelines for Emergency Management in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities

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* 16. Have you heard of the Guidelines for Emergency Management in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities (AIDR 2007)?

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* 17. Do you use Guidelines for Emergency Management in CALD Communities (AIDR 2007) in your work?

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* 18. How do you use the Guidelines for Emergency Management in CALD Communities (AIDR 2007) in your work? Please select all that apply.

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* 19. Where else outside of your work do you use the Guidelines for Emergency Management in CALD Communities (AIDR 2007)?

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* 20. To what extent do you agree with the following statements on the Guidelines for Emergency Management in CALD Communities (AIDR 2007)?
Please select N/A if you don’t use the manual.

  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree N/A
It is a useful source of information/advice
It is a useful tool for planning
It is a useful education/training tool
It is an unbiased synthesis of expert opinion
It is likely to improve coordination between organisations
It is likely to support implementation of Emergency Management in CALD Communities planning
It is likely to reduce costs of planning and implementation
It is likely to increase costs of planning and implementation
It is a key tool for those who are new to disaster resilience and emergency management
It represents national principles and practice

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* 21. Which of the following statements do you recognise as potential barriers to effectively using the current Guidelines for Emergency Management in CALD Communities (AIDR 2007)? Please select all that apply.

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* 22. If you selected any of the above, please specify the manual section you’re referring to and provide an overview of how it could be improved.

D.         Handbook structure and content

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* 23. For each of the handbooks/manual listed below, please indicate the extent to which you agree or disagree with the following statement: 

“This handbook/manual covers all the essential information and themes”.

Please select N/A if you don’t use the handbook/manual, or for any sections you aren’t familiar with.

  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree N/A
NSDR: Community Engagement Framework (AIDR 2013)
Communicating with People with a Disability Handbook (AIDR 2013)
Guidelines for Emergency Management in Culturally and Linguistically Diverse (CALD) Communities (AIDR 2007)

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* 24. If you selected ‘disagree’ or ‘strongly disagree’ for any of the above, please specify the handbook/manual you’re referring to and the missing information.

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* 25. To what extent do you agree that the following cross-cutting themes should be included in the new Community Engagement, Communication and Inclusion Handbook?
Please select N/A if you don’t use the handbook.

  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know or N/A
People with disabilities
Gender
Youth
Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Communities
LGBTIQ+
Psychosocial
Environment
Climate change and disaster risk reduction
Urban
Rural, Regional, Remote
Monitoring & Evaluation
Sustainable Development Goals
Sendai Framework

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* 26. For any themes where you selected ‘disagree’ or ‘strongly disagree’, please specify the theme and a reason why it shouldn’t be included.

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* 27. Are there any cross-cutting themes that should be included?

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* 28. To what extent do you agree with the following statements on the resources in the Annexes [applicable only to Communicating to People with a Disability (AIDR 2013) & Guidelines for Emergency Management in CALD communities (AIDR 2007)]?

  Strongly agree Agree Disagree Strongly disagree Don't know or N/A
The resources are useful
The resources are precise/specific enough
The resources are accessible and adoptable
The resources consider different contexts
The resources are out of date

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* 29. Please provide more detail in relation to any responses where you selected ‘disagree’ or ‘strongly disagree’.

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* 30. Are there any other resources that you think would be useful to include in an annex or as a separate tool to support use of the Community Engagement, Communication and Inclusion Handbook?

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* 31. Please add link(s) to any essential documents you think should be considered in the development of the new Community Engagement, Communication and Inclusion Handbook in the box below.

E.         Community engagement, communication and inclusion experiences and challenges

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* 32. Are there any challenges you currently experience in your work/involvement in community engagement, communication and inclusion that you would like to see addressed or more adequately addressed in the Community Engagement, Communication and Inclusion Handbook? Please be as specific as you can.

F.      Demographics – (your profile)

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* 33. Which of the following profiles best describe your current job situation? Select all that apply.

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* 34. Which of the following categories best describes the organisations/agencies you work/volunteer for?
Tick all that apply.

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* 36. How long have you been involved in the disaster resilience / emergency management sector?

Thank you for completing our survey!

If you would like to receive the results of the survey, please contact us:

If you would like to nominate yourself or someone else from your organisation to be on the handbook review working group, please contact us enquiries@aidr.org.au

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