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  • February is National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month

    We've talked about Youth and Teen Safety & Violence in the past (as well as Tools for talking to teens about marijuanae-cigarettes leading to more Teen Smoking, and Youth Preparedness)

    We encouraged you to get serious about this matter with DATING MATTERS®: Understanding Teen Dating Violence Prevention!

    This Month, during National Teen Dating Violence Awareness and Prevention Month, realize that dating violence can happen to any teen in a romantic, dating, or sexual relationship, anytime, anywhere. But it doesn't have to happen at all. Learn how to prevent teen dating violence and to promote healthy relationships with CDC's online resources.Teen-class

    Learn more about CDC's efforts to prevent dating violence:

  • Youth Preparedness

    We talk about Youth a lot - while Child Safety is certainly a big area of interest in our Industry, we think Teens, Tweens, and the like need more focus as they are the adults of tomorrow.

    We've shared information about dangers for Teens such as the  Youth Tobacco SurveyYouth and Teen Safety & Violence and the importance of Safety and Injuries in Youth Sports.

    We also have shown the power of this group in activities and programs such as the Youth Preparedness CouncilHelping Hands First Aid, and How Teens can get involved and give back to the Community.

    We aren't the only ones. Here's some newer Youth Preparedness info:

    Youth Preparedness Council Application Period Opens Soon

    The Youth Preparedness Council brings together leaders from across the country who are interested and engaged in advocating youth preparedness. Council members are selected based on their dedication to public service, their efforts in making a difference in their communities, and their potential to expand their impact as national advocates for youth preparedness. The application period will close in early March.

    Webinar: Preparing Youth for Disasters

    The Individual and Community Preparedness Division is pleased to invite you to a webinar on Thursday, February 4, 2016, focused on engaging the public on disaster preparedness and resilience efforts serving youth.
    Title: Preparing Youth for Disasters
    Date: Thursday, February 4, 2016
    Time: 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. EST
    Featured Speakers:
    • Bruce Lockwood, Acting Captain, Emergency Management Division, East Hartford Fire Department, CT; Former Commissioner, National Commission on Children and Disasters, will share the background on the unique needs of children in a disaster and the importance of preparedness planning and education.
    • Sarah Thompson, Save the Children, will exchange information on Save the Children’s Prep Rally, which helps children learn the basics of emergency preparedness through engaging activities and games and can be formatted to fit your program.
    • Hilary Palotay, American Red Cross, will share information on the Pillowcase Project, a preparedness education program for children in grades 3–5.
    • Captain Rob Tosatto, Medical Reserve Corps & Jane Shovlin, Arizona Health Occupations Students of America, will share information on the partnership between Medical Reserve Corps and HOSA and how to engage youth in contributing to school and community preparedness.

    How to Join the Webinar:
    • Connect using Adobe Connect Registration Web Link

    Webinar: STEP into Preparedness

    Join the FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Division on Thursday, February 11, 2016, as we present the newly updated Student Tools for Emergency Planning (STEP) materials and share tips and lessons learned from teaching the program.
    STEP is a classroom-based emergency preparedness curriculum that teaches fourth and fifth-graders about emergencies and how to create a disaster supply kit and family emergency communications plan.
    Title: STEP Into Preparedness
    Date: Thursday, February 11, 2016
    Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST
    Featured Speakers:
    • Louise Gorham, Health Imperatives
    • Tod Pritchard, Wisconsin Emergency Management
    • Robert Scata, Connecticut Emergency Management and Homeland Security

    How to Join the Webinar:
    • Connect using Adobe Connect Registration Web Link

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  • Teens can get involved and give back to the Community for the Holidays

    Teen CERT Programs Prepare Youth for “The Big One”...

    Taft High School Teen CERT students set up a tent that will be used to shelter students and  staff after a large earthquake. Taft High School Teen CERT students set up a tent that will be used to shelter students and
    staff after a large earthquake.

    Coastal communities in Lincoln County, Oregon are at risk of a magnitude 8 or 9 earthquake with four to six minutes of intense shaking, followed by tsunami surges lasting 12 hours or more...

    Imagine living in an area at risk of enduring a magnitude 8 or 9 earthquake with four to six minutes of intense shaking, followed by tsunami surges lasting 12 hours or more. When this event occurs, coastal communities will be cut off from normal transportation routes due to
    bridge failures and landslides, and tsunamis. In addition, many buildings will suffer severe damage from the initial earthquake and aftershocks, leaving residents without shelter.

    This is the scenario we are Lincoln COunty is preparing for Teen CERT learn more.

    CERT Training Integrated into Local High School Curriculum

    CERT Gear & Supplies CERT Gear & Supplies

    Since 2011, Westlake High School has offered a Teen CERT class as a one-semester, half-credit elective students may take which prepares them to become disaster preparedness leaders in the community.  learn more.

    History of the CERT Program

    FEMA 101: Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

    Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Programs

    CERT – Community Emergency Response Team

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