With the frequency and intensity of disasters increasing and more kids being affected by school shootings, increasing acts of terrorism, rising crime and the lingering aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and Rita, we face a growing public health crisis caused by trauma that touches us all.


Childhood Trauma-----A CRITICAL ISSUE


Untreated childhood trauma is a root cause of many of the most pressing problems that communities face-----problems for which parents, schools and policymakers are held accountable:


These Include:


  • Crime
  • Risky behavior
  • Low academic attainment
  • Absenteeism
  • Drop out
  • Behavioral problems
  • Poor health outcomes
  • Low life potential
  • PTSD
  • Depression


PrepBiz provides collaborative guidance in the form of "engagement knowledge" through gamification infusing emergency preparedness principles across the entire educational experience to help kids build confidence when faced with these types of incidents and may help ameliorate psychological morbidity that some youth may experience when faced with a family disruptive tragic event, emergencies, hazards or disaster.



PrepBiz Youth Disaster Literacy Gamification App 


Disasters are calamitous events, traumatic and customarily outside the scope of normal human experiences and likely to involve psychological and physical injury.Children are uniquely affected by disasters because they are afflicted not only by the trauma of the event but also by their parents' fear and distress.Active shooter incidents can be especially traumatic for young children.


  • The emotional effects of disasters on children are not always immediate and can last for years and may also affect their academic attainment.
  • Evidence suggests parent and schools should not wait to deal with the enormous difficulty of explaining disasters or hazards to students for the first time after they occur.

 
PrepBiz offers a healthy balanced collaborative that is educational, fun and engaging. Elements of preparedness are couched in terms todays' youth understand –“gamification,” with each level of mastery being engaging and -feeling rewarding.


Traumatic stress can arise from a variety of sources: bullying at school, dramatic weather events, school shootings — even the day-to-day exposure to events such as divorce or homelessness. Children and adults can be affected by traumatic stress. Having the tools to manage traumatic stress empowers the youth and members of the school and community.


  • More than 25% of American youth experience a serious traumatic event by their 16th birthday and many children suffer multiple  and repeated trauma.


The “PrepBiz -Youth Resiliency, Safe & Supportive Communities and School Program” represents an opportunity to reinforce the importance of healthy life choices, wellness and preparedness to encourage youth to make changes in choices that may negatively impact their health and future.


Parents and Schools should not wait until after a disaster to educate kids about disasters.


Don't Let One Disaster Lead to Another!