Family Readiness: Preparing Your Family for Uncertain Events During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Other Disasters [open pdf - 135KB]
From the Document: "When families experience threats to our health and wellbeing, uncertainty about the future is expected. Disasters that are unpredictable, such as the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic, underscore the importance of family readiness. Family readiness requires that we plan for the possibility of illness, lengthy hospital stays, incapacitation, or even death of those that we love. As a result, we must weigh decisions that we would otherwise not wish to consider. For example, how do we prepare for lengthy family separations, determine who will look after our children if we become ill, or prepare for which of our family members or friends can take over personal and financial matters as we would desire."
Center for the Study of Traumatic Stress: https://www.cstsonline.org/