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 Teen