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Family Emergency Preparedness Plan

Get Ready. Get Safe.

When a disaster strikes or a crisis breaks out, your first thoughts are often of family – especially your little ones. That’s why Save the Children launched Get Ready. Get Safe. This pioneering program helps U.S. families and communities prepare to protect and care for the most vulnerable among us in times of crisis – our children. We’ve prepared these simple tips to answer the pressing question: How do you create an emergency preparedness plan for your family?

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When disaster strikes, children are the most vulnerable. When the people, places and routines they depend on for safety and wellbeing are affected by upheaval, children cannot adjust on their own.

Yet, parents or guardians may be overwhelmed addressing the needs of their whole family’s recovery. Child care centers and schools may be damaged, destroyed or used as shelters. At the same time, children are not just little adults. Infants, toddlers and children require special care and supplies at times of emergency.

Children are also most likely to suffer long-term developmental, physical and psychological setbacks following a disaster. Preparing ahead of time to meet children’s unique needs at times of disaster is critical to their protection.

About Get Ready. Get Safe.

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.

We keep kids safe, securing the future we share. Creating a safe haven for children to work through their emotions. Providing the coping skills to help reduce the effects of disasters on young minds. Because we want our kids to just be kids, no matter what happens.

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