LACCDR Project-Developed Resources

  • Resilience Builder toolkit (PDF) Resilience Builder is a community toolkit that builds upon existing resources in your community to strengthen resilience. It is presented in six sections and offers strategies to increase resilience.
  • Community Resilience Workplan (PDF) Many people want to know: What is the difference between building preparedness and building community resilience? For the third pilot year of the project, the LACCDR team has put together a list of questions, strategies and resources that can help guide organizations and communities towards building resilience efforts as they plan out their activities.
  • CR'ness Measures (PDF)These measures help to determine the level of community resilience building in an organization's or community's workplan. Items that are not currently present in the workplan point to areas of growth and possible next steps for the group to consider.
  • Glossary Currently, there are many different ways that people define "community resilience". This document includes LACCDR's overarching framework with definitions.

LACCDR Project Partner Tools and Resources

  • Be Ready LA A website hosted by the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Emergency Preparedness and Response Program, with strategies to prepare and plan for emergencies with your neighbors.
  • RAND's Road to Resilience This report outlines a roadmap for building community resilience. It describes eight "levers," or ways of achieving resilience, with suggested action steps and measures.
  • RAND's Online Training: Building Resilient Communities This is an easy-to-use, self-guided interactive training to help your organization or your whole community planning team to build resilience. The training explains what resilience is, and helps groups to consider areas of strength and identify gaps for strengthening resilience. A Spanish translation of Building Resilient Communities is also available.
  • Sahana The purpose of the Los Angeles Community Resilience Mapping Tool is to provide LACCDR project communities with a place to track information about the hazards their communities face, the populations that may be at increased risk of harm from these hazards, and the assets and resources their community may rely on for help for day-to-day and disaster situations.

Related Tools and Resources

  • The Wellbeing Project in the City of Santa Monica One of the cornerstones of a resilient community is that it emphasizes the importance of overall wellbeing. Wellbeing is defined as having the skills and capacity to thrive and flourish. Those communities with higher wellbeing are better able to respond and recover from disaster. Check out some recent work on wellbeing in the city of Santa Monica, California.
  • Los Angeles County Emergency Survival Guide Developed by the Office of Emergency Management in coordination with the Los Angeles Board of Supervisors, this is a comprehensive guide to emergency preparedness intended to help the residents of Los Angeles County better prepare for, respond to, and recover from the disasters that affect our region.
  • UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters The UCLA Center for Public Health and Disasters promotes interdisciplinary efforts to reduce the health impacts of domestic and international, natural and human-generated disasters.
  • UCLA Grand Challenges The UCLA Grand Challenges initiative connects faculty, students and supporters from all disciplines who are working together to solve critical issues. Projects are carefully developed to meet particular criteria and must be specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, time-bound and capture the public's imagination.
  • Southern California Cooling Centers Find cooling centers, hydration stations, and emergency locations close to you.
  • Psychological First Aid (PFA)

    PFA aims to reduce stress symptoms and assist in a healthy recovery following a traumatic event, natural disaster, public health emergency, or even a personal crisis. There are different models of PFA that are evidence-informed approaches to engaging with disaster survivors.
  • Mapping Tools

    • Map Your Neighborhood Map Your Neighborhood is a program designed for neighbors to work together as a team to prepare for disasters. The calendar of trainings in Los Angeles is hosted by the American Red Cross.
    • Healthy City Healthy City provides data and mapping tools and partners directly with organizations to develop research strategies and web tools that fuel social change.