Feeling Safe, Being Safe
Building community one neighbor at a time.
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.
Whether it's a moral summons, a call to action,
people with disabilities recognize
that it was time to get prepared for emergencies and disasters.
It's not a matter of if a disaster
is going to happen but when it's going to happen.
We know the terms Katrina, Ike, Andrew.
We know about Haiti, Chile, Samoa.
And we know that in our own state
that we've had several instances
where people have not been prepared,
not ready to act.
The Feeling Safe, Being Safe webcast
is in response to that.
Funded by Homeland Security,
the Federal Government
and the California State Government
recognize that people with disabilities
can design their own materials that best met their needs.
And in doing so,
also met the needs of their neighbors,
their families and their friends.
When you're finished with this webcast,
you will have a personal plan of action,
you will have a safety kit,
and you will feel more comfortable
and more self-assured.
Hello, my name is Robert M. Taylor.
Our webcast training is an easy way
for all community members to work side by side,
creating personal plans
that can help keep them safe and ready
if an emergency or disaster happens.
Thinking about being prepared for an emergency
is not easy.
It sometimes scares many people,
and there's always something else to do.
Feeling Safe, Being Safe webcast training
shows ways to bode your community
by working together to connect,
make a plan,
and be prepared.
of the Feeling Safe, Being Safe training
include how to connect to your community and neighbors
and take steps to be prepared
by creating your own emergency worksheet,
completing an emergency information magnet
for first responders,
put personalized emergency kit together,
and learn about and practice your evacuation plan.
the Feeling Safe, Being Safe webcast training:
The webcast and materials are free of charge.
The webcast is available in closed-caption
and Spanish closed-caption.
The webcast training
is available in community groups.
If you're interested in hosting the webcast training
in your area,
on the Feeling Safe, Being Safe Host Guide
on this web page.
You will learn the responsibility
of community host
and who to contact for more information
and to register.