1) In your own words, why do you believe that the whole community approach is useful for increasing community resiliency and strengthening assets throughout a community? ALSO – from what you have learned about vulnerable populations either through your work experience in the field or as an emergency management student, why do you think the whole community approach would be helpful in addressing concerns relating to vulnerable populations, such as those in poverty? (provide examples!).
2) In your own words, what unique attributes do non-profit AND private sector organizations bring to communities for emergency management and planning? (Make sure to answer for both!) In other words, what are examples of specific assets that both sectors can uniquely bring to the table in collaboration efforts led by public emergency management agencies?
3) The reading from Waugh & Streib discusses a “paradox” when it comes to emergency management practice: “Modern emergency management presents a paradox. On one hand, emergency response requires meticulous organization and planning, but on the other hand, it is spontaneous. Emergency managers have to innovate, adapt, and improvise because plans, regardless of how well done, seldom fit circumstances.” (2006, p. 132). In your own words, how does this “paradox” present challenges to implementing the whole community approach, and collaborating with community organizations spanning all three sectors?
4) In your own words, what are COADs (community organizations active in disasters) and how may they be important in the implementation of the whole community approach?
5) As you have read, the National Response Framework emphasizes the importance of community lifelines. In your own words, what roles do communities (remember the NRF defines communities in a broad way hint: page 26) play in stabalizing these lifelines? Provide examples!