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Overseas Crisis Readiness


The Foreign Service Institute's Transition Center and Leadership and Management School present this resource intended to help U.S Government families and members of household prepare for a crisis overseas. It covers preparations to be done prior to departure for post, and upon arrival at post.

It reviews how the Department of State ensures the Mission community's safety in the event of a crisis and describes the responsibilities of post personnel who have roles during crisis response. Resilience techniques are shared to facilitate recovery after a crisis. At the conclusion of this resource, there is a useful template for creating a Personal Crisis Preparedness Plan.


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