Applicable To: Groups and individuals
CAPPD Concepts: Attuned, predictable
What It Is: Create and practice safety plans (for fires, hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes, school lock-down, etc) and educate children about it. If you are in the midst of disaster or trauma (especially acute, public trauma), inform children that the school, institution, or other authority is working to keep them safe; emphasize the plan.
Why It Helps: The plan will help them feel a sense of control and predictability – know what to do and expect if something goes wrong. Useful as soon as children are old enough to start worrying/being aware of danger.