Five Must-Haves for Disaster Preparedness at Youth- and Family-Serving Organizations

A young woman in a backpack looks at a map under a cloudy sky.
1. “Go-Bags.” Youth and staff alike can fill small, portable bags with copies of prescriptions, legal documents, a key-ring flashlight and other useful items. Place bags in an out-of-the-way but memorable spot for quick access during evacuation.

Natural disasters can upend even the most stable lives. They hit particularly hard for people whose lives are difficult even in non-disastrous times.

In recognition of National Disaster Preparedness Month, here are five important resources you can employ to help prevent catastrophe from further harming the youth and families you work with. You can use the tips to participate in National Preparathon! Day on September 30.

These tips and many others can be found in the links below:

"Bright Idea: Pack Now In Case Disaster Strikes"

"Don't Get Caught in an Emergency. Create a Disaster Response Plan."

"This Hurricane Season, Learn How to Keep Displaced Young People in School"

"Ready For Anything," NCFY’s full-length guide to disaster preparedness for youth- and family-serving programs 

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