Since the onset of the documented exponential spread of COVID-19 coronavirus here in the United States, the calls reporting domestic violence and child abuse have gone up across the country. Even though there is social distancing, don’t be afraid to step up and be a voice. We may be separate, but we do not have to be alone.

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Life as we knew it has changed.

States of emergency and now a national emergency have been declared in the United States of America due to the ongoing pandemic outbreak of the COVID-19 coronavirus and Americans are feeling increasingly helpless, overwhelmed, anxious, and frustrated.

Here are some things you can do to help your family, friends, and community during this time of crisis.

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Prepper Chicks After Dark with host Annie Berdel interview

I sat in with Annie Berdel of Author Annie Berdel and Prepper Chicks fame for a conversation on why preparedness is a good idea, the three Es, peak oil, and everything else practical in preparedness.

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The Civil Defense Book: Emergency Preparedness for a Rural or Suburban Community

Prepping for a Suburban or Rural Community’s Michael Mabee has experience as an urban EMT and paramedic, a suburban police officer and with the federal government. Michael served in two wartime deployments to Iraq and two humanitarian missions to Guatemala with the United States Army.

I’m thrilled to announce that Michael will be joining me this month on Practical Prepping. Period. to discuss his fantastic book, The Civil Defense Book, Emergency Preparedness for a Rural or Suburban Community.

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FEMA PrepTalks: Youth – The Key to Building a Culture of Preparedness

Children are great mobilizers, actors, and connectors within their communities for building a culture of preparedness. “Kids love to learn; they love to share what they learned,” Sarah Thompson says. “That means they can be really good at bringing home preparedness messages.” Thompson uses her experience and sociological data to show how emergency managers can use the natural curiosity of children to build preparedness in their communities.

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The United States needs a reset when it comes to educating the average citizen on developing a culture of preparedness.

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Heroes do not always wear a uniform. They reveal themselves in times of emergency and the reality is they come in all shapes and sizes. We often call these unseen heroes Nation Makers. People that saw a need in their community and have taken it upon themselves to do something and help to make the world, no matter how broken and lost, the type of world they want to see.

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Authors on the Air Host Spotlight

As you may already know, I am the Host/Producer of a preparedness themed radio show called Practical Prepping. Period. on the Authors on the Air Global Radio Network. I was recently asked to give an interview for a segment of the network’s monthly newsletter called the Authors on the Air Host Spotlight and was thrilled to participate.

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