Introduction and Materials
Hi, my name is Eugenia Jones.
My name is Robert M. Taylor.
My name is Sam Durbin.
We are certified trainers
with Feeling Safe, Being Safe webcast.
We will help you prepare for emergency or disaster.
We are members of the California Department
of Developmental Services Consumer Advisory Committee.
Our committee created
the Feeling Safe, Being Safe tools,
so people across our state, the country and other places
would be prepared in an emergency.
Welcome to the Feeling Safe, Being Safe webcast.
I'm Carol Risley, chief of the Office of Human Rights
and Advocacy Services
for the State Department of Developmental Services.
Funded by Homeland Security,
the Federal Government
and the California State Government
recognized that people with disabilities
designed their own materials that best met their needs.
And in doing so,
also met the needs of their neighbors,
their families and their friends.
Hi, I'm Karen Leventhal.
I'm here from the Tarjan Center,
which is a university center for excellence
in developmental disabilities located at UCLA.
And we work with a group of people,
individuals who have disabilities,
family members, service providers
who care about preparing people for emergencies.
And they have some questions that I'm gonna ask Carol
So, Carol, I know your team has spent a lot of time
researching information on emergency preparedness,
and you've learned about what works
and what doesn't work so well.
So, tell us why is Feeling Safe, Being Safe
a good approach.
Karen, I think the reason it's a good approach
is, one, it was put together by people with disabilities
who understand what's important to them
as opposed to what we think is important to them.
I think the other thing is it's simple.
It's a Think, Plan, Do approach.
You don't have to remember a lot.
And the third item is, people told us,
they don't want to be scared, they want to be prepared.
Our training will teach you how to use these tools,
so you can feel safe, be safe
and show others how to be prepared.
Every year, people are in situations
that could be dangerous,
especially if they have not planned
what to do ahead of time.
Having access to medical care,
and help with personal needs from local community resources
during a disaster or emergency
helps ensure safety.
It is your responsibility to do what you can
to be prepared.
Feeling safe and being safe is an easy way to take charge.
In our local communities, unfortunately,
many people are not prepared for an emergency or disaster.
They do not have a plan,
or community support to stay safe.
Hi, I'm Marcia.
And I'm John.
And we're a couple who lives in Southern California.
In 1994, we had a real wake-up call
with the Northridge Earthquake.
And other earthquakes that followed.
This is true.
We have been introduced to Think, Plan, Do
and Feeling Safe, Being Safe when we watched a DVD
that was provided to us.
And that is a wonderful tool
to help not only us but people in our communities
to be prepared for a disaster or an emergency.
So, what we are doing is we're introducing this process
to groups that we belong to, to make everybody aware
that there are things they can do to be prepared
in an emergency.
in the field of emergency preparedness
tell us that you have to be ready
to be on your own for three to five days
after a disaster strikes.
This means knowing what to do,
being connected to neighbors
and having emergency supplies.
It is important to be prepared for an emergency
because we don't want to be stuck.
It's been common knowledge
that for the first three days or something, maybe,
if there's a major catastrophe,
we might not be able to get help to us,
so it's very, very important to have supplies
that will sustain us.
Being prepared is very important
not only for me as an individual but also for my family.
Our Feeling Safe, Being Safe training
shows you how to make your own plan,
an emergency kit,
and ways to connect with your neighbors
in case of an emergency.
You will learn how to be prepared
and how to help others
using the Feeling Safe, Being Safe tools.
To create a plan, we use Think, Plan, Do.
Think about what's important.
Create your own plan,
do it, take action.
Let's look at the red folder
in the Feeling Safe, Being Safe materials.
and a Feeling Safe, Being Safe DVD
will guide our learning today.
At the end of this video,
please complete the Discussion Questions,
and then click 2, Being Prepared.