Family Disaster Plan Guidebook

Creating a family disaster plan is the foundation for personal disaster preparedness. A family disaster plan provides the blueprint for safeguarding and sustaining your family during a disaster; keeping family members connected and informed prior to, during, and after a disaster; coping with and handling disaster related stress; and taking effective action to respond and recover post-disaster. Consider the benefits of creating a family disaster plan:

• Promote "disaster health" and well-being for your family.

• Reduce the impact of a disaster on your family.

• Reduce the risk for death, injury, psychological distress, and property damage during a disaster.

• Increase your family’s self-sufficiency during disaster impact and after disaster strikes.

• Speed the process of recovering from a disaster.

We have created the SAFETY FUNCTION ACTION FAMILY DISASTER PLAN GUIDEBOOK to streamline the process of designing your family disaster plan. To download your own copy click on the images below to have a PDF version of the guidebook appear in a new window. Hard copies of our SAFETY FUNCTION ACTION FAMILY DISASTER PLAN GUIDEBOOK are also available for participants who attend our one-day SAFETY FUNCTION ACTION for Disaster Responders: A Coach-supported Training Program.

We hope you enjoy completing your SAFETY FUNCTION ACTION FAMILY DISASTER PLAN GUIDEBOOK with your loved ones. Please e-mail us with any comments or suggestions on how we can better improve the guidebook for future facilitators.






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