If the "big one" hit today how ready would your household be? Is your emergency kit put together, and will the whole family know what to do or where to go should there be a fire or flood? This time we're talking about getting prepared for an emergency - both logistically and mentally.
IN-STUDIO GUESTS: Joining KTD Host Shana Sheehy in the studio are two guests.
• Merry Carlson is the Preparedness Manager for the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management for the State of Alaska and Presidential-appointee to the National Commission on Children and Disasters.
• Rick Calcote is the Behavioral Health Disaster Response Coordinator for the State of Alaska. He addresses the psychological and emotional sides of this topic by answering the question: How do we speak to our children about the "Big Bad World" in a way that helps them to be ready, empowered and cautious, but not afraid?
RESOURCES FROM THIS PROGRAM:
- Sesame Street helping kids around the world - The Sesame Workshop is the group behind the production of Sesame Street. It has developed tips for parents and caregivers, kits to help families prepare for emergencies and deal with tragedies - not just in the US, but around the world. KTD Contributor Jessica Cochran learns more. [Full story]
- ASD's emergency plan - The Anchorage School District has made disaster preparedness a priority with any of the schools certified safehouses, stocked to house students and neighbors in the case of an emergency. [Full story]