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Readiness

Emergency Preparedness Plan Word Circle Concept

 

 

Readiness is the level at which a school is able to respond to a crisis or emergency. Being ready to meet the challenges of returning a school to the business of teaching and learning requires awareness of the impacts of trauma and planning for the wide ranging challenges that will follow. It also requires developing and updating strategies for overcoming these challenges, assessing what resources will be needed, establishing trusting interagency relationships that will be engaged in the recovery, and identifying and preparing leaders to carry out the necessary functions. Protocols for working with the media, communicating with families, and engaging the community are all components of this process. Knowing in advance what has proven helpful elsewhere, as well as what has hindered or impaired recovery, can allow leaders to be ready should tragedy strike. Please contact A Sandy Hook Columbine Cooperative to schedule a training with your school or your community.

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