November 11, 2014
We believe all children with exceptional needs should have a Safety Plan. Why?
- Children with disabilities are at higher risk of harm during personal or public emergencies than their peers without disabilities; and,
- Having a Safety Plan leads to better outcomes for children, and contributes to parents' greater feelings of security and well-being.
During this workshop, parents will use a new interactive online tool to create a customized Safety Plan they can share with their child’s caregiving team –especially useful if when a parent is not immediately available.
Parents caregivers will be guided through steps including:
- Creating communications groups linking your child’s care team members;
- Walking through how you want your child’s team to respond to different types of personal and public emergencies – and best practices on responding to each;
- Sharing the Safety Plan with care team members – to guide decisions and enable proactive rather than reactive incident response.
Come to this workshop sponsored by Arlington SEPAC and Exceptional Lives, and leave with a customized Safety Plan for your child.
When: 7:00 - 8:15pm Monday, November 17, or
Wednesday, November 19 (pick one)
Where: Ottoson Middle School, Room 324,
63 Acton Street, Arlington
RSVP to Jerri Newman at ArlingtonSEPAC@gmail.com, or call 339-927-8644. Seating is limited to the first 20 parents or caregivers per evening to register.