Jan Callahan from the local Norfolk Human Services Forum did an interview about the Children with special health care needs Emergency Preparedness toolkit that the group developed.
Here are some of the main themes of the kit and what it helps parents to do:
1. Have an emergency plan for your child - especially those with special needs 2. Think ahead about important steps that your family needs to take to be prepared 3. Understand different types of emergencies which may require different plans.
Each theme has tips and strategies for parents that the speakers can address - such as medications, special equipment, how to prepare for possible separations, what to tell children who may be afraid, etc, etc. To view this interview please go to http://www.norfolk.gov/tv48/hs_forum.asp