Preparedness - getting ready for disaster
There are simple and practical things you can do to protect children, as well as yourself, before a disaster. Being prepared means having information about what you would do in a crisis and knowing that feeling worried and stressed is normal. Knowing you are prepared can increase your confidence and ability to deal with a disaster and think more clearly in the event of an emergency. This can in turn, help you to minimise a child’s stress and anxiety in an emergency situation. The following resources provide information for a variety of audiences about preparing for disaster, both practically and psychologically.