This research study was done in collaboration between Dr. Lindsey Nenadal and her team of undergraduate students at California State University, Chico and the Boys and Girls Clubs of the North Valley. In 2018, the Camp Fire swept through communities in Northern California, bringing massive destruction and devastation. During the fire and in the years since it happened, community members and leaders have worked hard to meet the various needs of local children and youth. They have shared their insights as a part of a study focused on gathering tips and strategies to share with other communities in need.
This page will be updated as publications and documents become available.
Your Playbook on How to Support Children, Youth, & Families During & After a Wildfire
Wildfire season is a common and worrisome time each year for many within the United States and around the world. The goal of this playbook is to provide guidance to those who work with children, youth, and families in the event of a fire or the threat of a fire in or near their community. It is designed to be an interactive space where readers can jot down ideas as they read through the pages.
10 Ways to Support Children and Youth During or After a Wildfire
For those who work with children and youth, this list provides guidance in the event of a fire or the threat of a fire in your community.
The 4 Cornerstones of Disaster Response for Organizatons that Serve Children & Youth
For organizations that support children and youth, this list provides four helpful steps to take in the event of a fire or the threat of a fire in your community.
April 2023. We presented this work at the American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting. See more information here.
April 2022. Sierra Zaragoza and Courtney Peria presented our research at the 2022 20th Annual College of Behavioral and Social Sciences Student Research Symposium. See more information here.
March 2022. Sierra Zaragoza presented our research at the 2022 Chico State Student Research Competition. See more information here.