It’s Monday and you’re probably already feeling depressed. And I know that reading this post is only going to make it worse. I pre-emptively apologize.
So here it is — your disheartening news of the day:
And if that weren’t enough, how about this?
Ummm…yeah. And what’s worse is that Oregon is towards the bottom of the list in the Save The Children report. BOTTOM TEN!!!
In short, our state doesn’t require that licensed child care facilities have evacuation plans, that they have a written reunification plan for families and that they have plans for special needs kids. Fortunately, the state does require all schools to have a disaster plan for multiple scenarios.
Sure, it’s depressing Monday reading, but I’m really sharing these two studies in hopes that they move us in a positive direction — working together to get the readiness message to even more people and communities.
What can YOU do to help change these results by 2015?