- Paul Myers, PhD, CEM, Director, Emergency Preparedness, Save the Children’s U.S. Programs
- Sarah Thompson M.A., Associate Director , Save the Children’s U.S. Programs
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Disasters can strike anywhere at any time, and when they do children are the most vulnerable victims. Each work day 68 million children are in child care or school, where parents assume they are safe, yet the 28 states and DC lack minimum standards for protecting children in these facilities. What’s more, less than half of American families have an emergency plan, leaving our littlest citizens unprotected.
As child-serving professionals, you are leaders in child safety every day and likely first responders should disaster strike. Join this webinar, presented by Sarah Thompson and Paul Myer from Save the Children’s Get Ready Get Safe program, to learn how we can prepare our communities to protect children in disasters. Learn about the unique needs of children in emergency situations as well as key guidance in creating emergency plans, fostering preparedness education to the children and families, and communicating with families before, during and after disasters strike. This session will also provide an overview of Save the Children’s free preparedness training and resources available for you and your staff.
For nearly 100 years, Save the Children has been on the front lines of emergency and humanitarian responses around the world. Since Hurricane Katrina, the organization has served more half a million children affected by U.S. disasters alone, providing safe areas to play, distributing essential items; and providing the support communities need to build back stronger and more resilient. Get Ready Get Safe is a pioneering Save the Children initiative designed to help US communities prepare to protect and care for the most vulnerable among us in times of crisis – our children. We help generate child-focused emergency plans, provide emergency training and ensure emergency resources are in place before crisis strikes.
All sessions are 1.5 hours long, and include a brief announcement from our sponsor.
2:oo PM – 3:30 PM Eastern Time.
All of the webinars are recorded. To view the recording, simply register now and you will receive an email with a link to the recording when it is ready to be viewed. You can still download the certificate by watching the recording to the end when the certificate link is announced and displayed on the screen.
*Please be advised that you will only be eligible for the great door prizes if you participate in the live session.
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