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September Theme of the Month - National Preparedness Month – Week #4

9/20/2020 (Permalink)

September Theme of the Month - National Preparedness Month – Week #4

Week #4 – September 20th-26th, Goal: Teach Youth About Preparedness

Throughout September, we have been laying out ways you can prepare yourself and your family for when a disaster strikes. This week, we want to specifically talk about the children in the household.  It is extremely important to include them in your plants, but you may want to take note if anyone gets upset or scared throughout any discussions you may be having. The goal of being prepared is to help everyone feel more at ease, not scared of anything that could happen. Take the time and note any negative feelings surfacing. Then work on overcoming each of those insecurities. One of the easiest ways to help ease nerves is to make sure they understand their role in the plan completely. Another plus of working through any scared or negative feelings is that once they are comfortable, they are a lot less likely to freeze up during a real emergency, and can think more clearly.

The goal of this week is all about making sure your ENTIRE family is comfortable!

Another great resource to help young children all the way up through the teenage years is www.ready.gov/kids. For your younger children, there are many different games and activities to help ease their nerves. For your older children, they have multiple ways listed how to be involved with the community and get hands on experience before a disaster strikes. There are also activities for the entire family to do together, which may be a great way to break the ice when talking about these tough topics!

SERVPRO of Marion, Adair and Russell Counties wants to thank you for joining us during National Preparedness Month! Mark your calendars for next year and join us again!

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