Bartın University (BARU) Develops New Disaster Training Module

Yayın Tarihi : 03/01/2024
BARU, in collaboration with TÜBİTAK (The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey), is undertaking a groundbreaking project aimed at minimizing the impact of disasters through the development of disaster resilience modules tailored for children, teachers, and parents.

As part of its ongoing commitment to national development objectives in disaster management, BARU remains dedicated to generating projects that support policy implementation in education, health, children's welfare, culture, and arts. Through extensive research efforts, a project led by Prof. Dr. Fatma Ünal, Dean of the Faculty of Education, has secured TÜBİTAK ARDEB-1001 funding.

Entitled "Development and Evaluation of Child, Teacher, and Parent Disaster Resilience Training Module in Early Childhood Period," the project seeks to enhance disaster preparedness and resilience among individuals by delivering comprehensive training modules tailored for the pre-school period.
The project brings together esteemed experts in various fields to combat disasters.

Prof. Dr. Ünal is joined by several fellow faculty members at BARU: Prof. Dr. Burçin Gökkurt Özdemir, Prof. Dr. Ayla Çetin Dindar, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ferhunde Küçükşen Öner, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Asiye Parlak Rakap, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sinem Tarhan from the Faculty of Education, and Dr. Aylin Kurt from the Faculty of Health Sciences. Collaborating as researchers are Assoc. Prof. Dr. İkbal Tuğba Şahin Sak and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ramazan Sak from Van Yüzüncü Yıl University. The project, spanning 24 months, also involves the participation of seven graduate students and five expert academic advisors from various universities, contributing to its interdisciplinary approach.
Disaster management, education, health, children, digital transformation, and culture & art…

Prof. Dr. Ünal shared insights into the project's objectives, stating, "Our aim is to enhance lifelong disaster preparedness among individuals, particularly focusing on early childhood development. Through interdisciplinary research and emphasis on first aid practices, we aspire to develop effective disaster resilience training modules for children, teachers, and parents, ultimately bolstering social resilience and mitigating disaster risks. Prof. Dr. Ünal expressed gratitude to Rector Uzun and the project team for their contributions, highlighting the university's supportive environment for science-based projects that benefit society."

BARÜ Rector, Prof. Dr. Orhan Uzun, underscored the importance of disaster preparedness training considering recent successive disasters and emphasized the university's commitment to science and technology-driven development strategies.

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