The training seeks to assist young adult and adult individuals that are self-determined and living in their community in developing a plan for staying safe. In light of what many of us experienced as a result of Super Storm Sandy, it has become evident that many of us were not fully prepared for being evacuated or to live without electricity or cell phone communication. Many were traumatized because of so many changes to their everyday life. The Emergency Preparedness Training/Workshops are comprehensive and based on California’s “Feeling Safe, Being Safe” program. The program is appropriate for all self-determined individuals, their families and the people who support them. Instruction about important procedures and protocols for before, during and after a disaster will be presented.
Training will be given at libraries and cost-free locations throughout Long Island. Additional staff trainers will be trained to implement annual review and reinforcement workshops in the future.