EmergencySituationsHelping Families Prepare forAndrew Behnke & Nichole Huff
If there were adisaster
If there were adisastertomorrow
wouldYOURbe ready?family
What would yoube ready for?
ice
flood
hurricane
fire
tornado
drought
what is thelikelihood
of each?what is thelikelihood
of each?what is thelikelihoodwhere you live.
Aretheready?familiesyou serve
simple things
make a familyplan
meeting place
contact info
What’s thesafest place inyour home?
safe place inhomeone safe place
escape routes
power & watershutoffs
cash onhand
importantdocuments
insurance
batteries
What can’tyou dowith atrashbag?
would you know how to talk with kids?when tragedy strikes,
would they listen?
what would you sayif they witnessedthis…
or this…
or if they heardabout this…
or this…
could youcomfortthem?
could youease theirfears?
could youhelp?
prepareyourself
prepareyourself
listen
preparethem
plan with them
knowwhattosaywhen
ages & stages
preschoolers
Stick toregular familyroutines
Avoidunnecessaryseparations
Provide extracomfort andreassurance
practicewiththem
Permit a childto sleep in theparents roomtemporarily
Help them expressthemselves viaplay, drawing, andstory telling
Limit mediaexposure
ages & stages
elementaryage kids
Provide extraattention andconsideration
Set gentle butfirm limits foracting outbehavior
Listen to a childsrepeated telling ofhis/her experience
Point out kinddeeds and the waysin which peoplehelped during theevent
Limit mediaexposure
Rehearse safetymeasures for futureincidents
tweens andadolescents
Provide extraattention andconsideration
Be there to listento your children,but dont forcethem to talk
Encouragediscussion of eventamong peers
Help them serve
Healing is anevolving, but somemay needprofessional help
seek resources…national child traumatic stress networkhttp://www.nctsn.org
How arecouplesimpacted?
What do theyexperience?
foggy
uncertainty
conflict
starts as a couple planA family plan really
follow…eachother’slead
“Some call it a blind spot, othersnaïveté, but Mandela sees almosteveryone as virtuous untilproven otherwise. He starts wi...
childrenwatchhowparentsreactand actaccordingly
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Dr. Andrew Behnke explains how to help families in times of emergency and disaster.

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  1. 1. EmergencySituationsHelping Families Prepare forAndrew Behnke & Nichole Huff
  2. 2. If there were adisaster
  3. 3. If there were adisastertomorrow
  4. 4. wouldYOURbe ready?family
  5. 5. What would yoube ready for?
  6. 6. ice
  7. 7. flood
  8. 8. hurricane
  9. 9. fire
  10. 10. tornado
  11. 11. drought
  12. 12. what is thelikelihood
  13. 13. of each?what is thelikelihood
  14. 14. of each?what is thelikelihoodwhere you live.
  15. 15. Aretheready?familiesyou serve
  16. 16. simple things
  17. 17. make a familyplan
  18. 18. meeting place
  19. 19. contact info
  20. 20. What’s thesafest place inyour home?
  21. 21. safe place inhomeone safe place
  22. 22. escape routes
  23. 23. power & watershutoffs
  24. 24. cash onhand
  25. 25. importantdocuments
  26. 26. insurance
  27. 27. batteries
  28. 28. What can’tyou dowith atrashbag?
  29. 29. would you know how to talk with kids?when tragedy strikes,
  30. 30. would they listen?
  31. 31. what would you sayif they witnessedthis…
  32. 32. or this…
  33. 33. or if they heardabout this…
  34. 34. or this…
  35. 35. could youcomfortthem?
  36. 36. could youease theirfears?
  37. 37. could youhelp?
  38. 38. prepareyourself
  39. 39. prepareyourself
  40. 40. listen
  41. 41. preparethem
  42. 42. plan with them
  43. 43. knowwhattosaywhen
  44. 44. ages & stages
  45. 45. preschoolers
  46. 46. Stick toregular familyroutines
  47. 47. Avoidunnecessaryseparations
  48. 48. Provide extracomfort andreassurance
  49. 49. practicewiththem
  50. 50. Permit a childto sleep in theparents roomtemporarily
  51. 51. Help them expressthemselves viaplay, drawing, andstory telling
  52. 52. Limit mediaexposure
  53. 53. ages & stages
  54. 54. elementaryage kids
  55. 55. Provide extraattention andconsideration
  56. 56. Set gentle butfirm limits foracting outbehavior
  57. 57. Listen to a childsrepeated telling ofhis/her experience
  58. 58. Point out kinddeeds and the waysin which peoplehelped during theevent
  59. 59. Limit mediaexposure
  60. 60. Rehearse safetymeasures for futureincidents
  61. 61. tweens andadolescents
  62. 62. Provide extraattention andconsideration
  63. 63. Be there to listento your children,but dont forcethem to talk
  64. 64. Encouragediscussion of eventamong peers
  65. 65. Help them serve
  66. 66. Healing is anevolving, but somemay needprofessional help
  67. 67. seek resources…national child traumatic stress networkhttp://www.nctsn.org
  68. 68. How arecouplesimpacted?
  69. 69. What do theyexperience?
  70. 70. foggy
  71. 71. uncertainty
  72. 72. conflict
  73. 73. starts as a couple planA family plan really
  74. 74. follow…eachother’slead
  75. 75. “Some call it a blind spot, othersnaïveté, but Mandela sees almosteveryone as virtuous untilproven otherwise. He starts withan assumption you are dealingwith him in good faith. Hebelieves that, just as pretendingto be brave can lead to acts ofreal bravery, seeing the good inother people improves thechances that they will revealtheir better selves.”seth godin
  76. 76. childrenwatchhowparentsreactand actaccordingly

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