National Preparedness Month (NPM) is an observance each September to raise awareness about the importance of preparing for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. The 2021 theme is “Prepare to Protect. Preparing for disasters is protecting everyone you love.”
Each week in September, Habitat Oregon will focus on a different aspect of preparedness for individuals, families and communities.
Week 4: Teach youth about preparedness
Being prepared for disasters starts at home. Everyone can be part of helping to prepare for emergencies. As a parent, guardian, or another family member, you have an important role to play when it comes to protecting the children and teens in your life and helping them be prepared in case disaster strikes.
- Review your family emergency communications plan with kids at your next household meeting.
- Kids, parents, and educators, visit the Ready Kids web pages in English or in Spanish.
- Many Americans aren’t familiar with their child’s school evacuation and reunification plans. Are you?
- Kids can become Disaster Masters with this @Readygov preparedness game.
- Disasters can leave children and teens feeling frightened, confused and insecure. Learn tips on helping children cope.
- Everyone has a role—including teens. Learn more about how teenagers and other young people can help their families, schools, and communities prepare for disasters.
- Get involved in Teen Community Emergency Response Team. Find opportunities by learning about Teen CERT online.
- Your community needs YOU! Find opportunities to help your community here.
- Ready.Gov: Prepare your family