Sarah Thompson

Articles Written By: Sarah Thompson

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Sarah Thompson is the Director of U.S. Preparedness for Save the Children, helping families and communities prepare for emergencies through the Get Ready. Get Safe. initiative. Additionally, Sarah is the lead author of the organization’s Prep Rally curriculum, an emergency preparedness program that helps elementary-aged children and their families learn the basics of preparing for disasters. She holds a master’s degree in health communications from Johns Hopkins University.

Step 4: How to Create a Family Communication Plan for Emergencies and Disasters

Step 4: How to Create a Family Communication Plan for Emergencies and Disasters

Through September and October, Primrose Schools® will be sharing information and resources from national partner Save the Children® and its Get Ready. Get Safe. initiative…
Step 3: Emergency Preparedness Begins with the Basics

Step 3: Emergency Preparedness Begins with the Basics

Through September and October, Primrose Schools® will be sharing information and resources from national partner Save the Children® and its Get Ready. Get Safe. initiative…
Step 2: Things Every Child Needs During Emergencies

Step 2: Things Every Child Needs During Emergencies

Through September and October, Primrose Schools® will be sharing information and resources from national partner Save the Children® and its Get Ready. Get Safe. initiative to help…
Step 1: Take a Pledge as a Family to Get Ready. Get Safe.

Step 1: Take a Pledge as a Family to Get Ready. Get Safe.

Through September and October, Primrose Schools® will be sharing information and resources from national partner Save the Children® and its Get Ready. Get Safe. initiative to help…
A pair of grimy toddler shoes, depicting the threat that was posed to children during hurricane Katrina

10 Years Post Hurricane Katrina: A Progress Report on Child Emergency Safety

“The water got higher and my uncle and grandmother were trying to hold the door. But then - BAM! The water came through,” Kyla, now…
A little girl in a hat hugs a ball

Beating the Heat: Your Guide to Summer Safety

Summer is officially here, and with it, hot temperatures! Children are particularly vulnerable to extreme heat and related illnesses like heat stroke and sunburn. Make…
A little girl gazes out the window during heavy rains

10 Simple Steps to Safety During Hurricane Season

For many families with young children, June marks the beginning of summer and all of the fun it brings, like longer days, more playtime and…
Father reassures his upset young son

Finding the Lessons in Disasters

Chances are it wouldn’t take very much for you to recall a disaster or traumatic event from your childhood. And whether you were directly affected…
A young girl intently reads a book

Raising Ready Readers

At Save the Children, we know that besides protection and safety, reading is perhaps the best gift we can give to children. Teaching them to…
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