PrepTalk Sarah Thompson: Youth - The Key to Building a Culture of Preparedness
Sarah Thompson is the Director of U.S. Emergencies for Save the Children, where she leads emergency preparedness, recovery and psychosocial programming. Thompson’s PrepTalk focuses on ways to involve youth in improving their disaster preparedness. Emergency managers tend to think of children only in terms of their vulnerability to a disaster, but there is opportunity to work with children before a disaster strikes. "Kids love to learn," Thompson said. "They love to bring home what they learn." That makes children great safety and preparedness advocates.