Building Pediatric Disaster Resilience with Bobbie Merica

Bobbie Merica joins us on the show this week to talk about resilience in the face of disasters, especially for children. Her One Child At A Time coloring book series found at is an ambitious project that collects valuable resources for children before, during, and following high stress events like weather disasters, active shooter incidents, and similar situations.

“Like a child, it takes a courageous heart to put one foot in front of the other.  Resilience, hope, and preparedness must be fostered if we are to be stronger than our circumstances.” (from the website)

Her coloring book for kids of all ages is If I Have to Grow, It’s Good to Know is available now on Amazon and via her website. The Disaster Podcast team talks about how valuable these tools would be for any responders who encounter children during their management of disasters.

pediatric disaster resilience coloring bookBobbie is well known in the first responder community. She is a training and education moulage expert who literally wrote the book on the subject. Check out her moulage training site

Also on the show were co-hosts Sam Bradley, and Jamie Davis, along with Dr. Joe Holley, Becky DePodwin, and Kyle Nelson.

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