Don’t Be Scared, Be Prepared

In this episode of the Ready Georgia podcast, psychologist Dr. Angela Londoño-McConnell addresses the best ways to approach emergency preparedness for children. She provides practical tips on creative ways to involve kids in getting prepared and addresses parents’ role in making their children feel safe and secure.

We all understand that speaking with children about disaster-related topics can be difficult; however, it is important that these discussions take place to ensure safety in the event of an emergency. Here are a few non-threatening ways to get your kids ready:

  • Visit our  kids’ page to find important information on preparedness; in addition to games, videos and more
  • Conduct scavenger hunts for items you may need in an emergency or Ready kit such as a flashlight, batteries, canned food, water, medicines and pet food, if necessary
  • Design creative artwork to decorate your Ready kit
  • Encourage children to prepare a skit of how your family should respond to an emergency

Tune in to discover additional ways to interact with your kids about emergency preparedness.

A transcript of this podcast can be found here

1 reply
  1. Maggie Brown
    Maggie Brown says:

    Thanks for addressing emergency preparedness for children. My daughter, a school psychologist, just brought this up yesterday, how our media savvy children, get frightened by what they see, read and hear in the news and you bring up great suggestions for easing their fear through preparedness!

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