Practice Makes Prepared!
As child-care professionals, we don’t like to think about what might go wrong—whether a disaster is natural or human made. The key to serving children and their families again quickly is advanced planning. This might seem daunting, but emergency preparedness, response, and recovery are easier when you break them down.
In approachable, bite-sized pieces, emergency-preparedness expert Andrew Roszak, JD, MPA, EMT-P, shares advice from his more than 20 years of experience in disaster recovery to help you prepare, respond, and get back on your feet quickly. Learn how to:
- Reduce potential harm or damage
- Develop and test emergency action plans
- Empower staff to respond effectively
- Satisfy licensing and other regulatory requirements
- Act quickly to protect lives and property
- Make families more prepared
- Develop relationships with local emergency-response organizations
- Connect with community support services and relief agencies
- Choose and work with a restoration company and other contractors, while avoiding scams and rip-off schemes
- Navigate insurance claims
- Mitigate trauma experienced by staff and children
- Pick up the pieces and return to normal
- And much more!
The Preparing for the Unexpected series includes three information-packed books:
Preschool Preparedness for an Active Shooter
Preschool Preparedness for an Emergency
Preschool Preparedness for After a Disaster
You can’t stop a disaster from happening, especially when Mother Nature is the force behind it. But, you can be ready to act when it does.