Putting It All Together:
Personal and Families Preparedness in Uncertain Times
One of the best ways to manage the fear and anxiety associated with terrorism and other disasters is through personal and family preparedness. Many preparedness efforts are underway in New Jersey, such as the development of Community Emergency Response Teams (CERTs) in municipalities and organizations. Each of us can help reduce the potential physical and emotional impact of crisis events by taking some practical steps in personal and family preparedness.
The slide show below is an overview of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's recommendations for preparedness. The presentation is in Flash format and some older computers may require that you download and install Flash before viewing. Click on this FLASH link to access a free Flash download if necessary. The presentation is best viewed in Full Screen mode, which is accessed on your computer's View menu. Please click here to open the presentation.
New Jersey Register Ready - Special Needs Populations
New Jersey Register Ready is a website where residents with special needs can register to provide information to emergency response agencies, so that emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergencies.
Click here to register
What to do When Flooding Occurs
Click here to download Flood Smart Brochure
Click here to download Floods: The Awesome Power Brochure (from National Weather Service)
Click here to download Flood Waters Can be Extremely Dangerous Brochure
Coping with Your Emotions During Public Health EmergenciesA brochure developed by the N.J. Department of Human Services, and produced in cooperation with the N.J. Department of Health and Senior Services, is available entitled "Learn How To Cope With Your Emotions During Public Health Emergencies".
Click here to view in English
Click here to view in Spanish
Emergency Planning The following links will direct you to an emergency planning guide developed by the Department of Health and Senior Services:
Click here for "A Public Health Guide to Emergency Planning (English)
Click here for "A Public Health Guide to Emergency Planning (Spanish)
Disaster Guides, Fact Sheets & TipsThe following information has been provided by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
How to Help Children After a Disaster
After a Disaster: A Guide for Older Adults
After a Disaster: A Guide for Parents & Teachers
After a Disaster: What Teens Can Do
After a Disaster: Self-Care Tips for Dealing With Stress
Age-specific Interventions at Home for Children in Trauma: From
Preschool to Adolescence
Tip Sheet: Mental Health Aspects of Terrorism