Emergency Preparedness For All Kids and Teens.
How should an emergency manager or any other emergency planner make sure that all children, also those with functional or access needs, temporary illnesses, or chronic conditions, are included in all aspects of emergency planning?
Emergency preparedness is included in a school curriculum, kids and teens are taught skills such as problem-solving, teamwork, creativity, leadership, and communication and even social studies practice tests include questions and solutions for real-world problems in regards to disaster preparedness. It allows generating awareness of emergency and feeling prepared.
Also, there is a toolkit “Emergency Preparedness For All Children” available at schools. This toolkit is providing child-focused emergency planning and offers useful response tools to be used by: (more…)