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Published:February 1st, 2011 14:54 EST
Judyth Piazza and Judy Pigott Discuss Personal Safety Nets

Judyth Piazza and Judy Pigott Discuss Personal Safety Nets

By Judyth Piazza CEO (Editor)

Judy Pigott has a wealth of extended, blended, and chosen family experiences in both leading and participating in care-share teams. She has an undergraduate degree in psychology from Skidmore College and a master`s degree in teaching from Teacher`s College, Columbia University.

Judy`s post-graduate studies at Seattle University focus on teaching English as an Additional Language. She also has training and experience in Hospice work and creating care-share teams. She is committed to fostering communities that nurture all participants physically, intellectually, emotionally and spiritually.

Safety Nets Unlimited®, a for-profit company with a social mission, is an agency that helps people prepare for life`s changes and challenges by teaching them the benefits and know-how to build their own Personal Safety Nets®. 

We accomplish our mission by offering five programs which can be adjusted to fit you, your family, the community at large, work-place settings or educational institutions.  Our outreach to the community includes our book/workbook/audio book, interactive presentations, e-newsletters, keynote addresses, and private consultations.

Personal Safety Nets® are the resources we weave together to create a more caring, connected, and community-minded circle for ourselves, our friends, family, and workplace. 

Our goal is to help you understand that creating a personal safety net is not only a continuing process but also a process that is done the world over. Our core values are:

  • Effectiveness " doing anything well, and in time (Can always be enhanced by preparation and practice)
  • Learning " take in and understand new information
    (Happens throughout all of life and can be planned)
  • Community " a group of people with common interests
    (Essential to happiness and longevity and part of strength)
  • Kindness " being caring
    ( Do unto others as you would like done unto you ")
  • Security (secure) " feeling safe and protected
    (Enhanced through connection with others)
  • Power " control and influence to do something
    (Being able to see and affect choices and ask for help)
  • Hope " to have a wish for something to happen or be true in the future (A cornerstone of strength)
  • Humor " the ability to see that something is funny
    (Smooths the bumps, raises the spirits, and heals)

    Aided by our book Personal Safety Nets®: Getting Ready for Life`s Changes and Challenges, and our workbook Personal Safety Nets®: Get Ready/Get Started, you`ll be able to follow the steps below:

    1. Thoughtfully identify the people you most depend upon - or would like to depend on.
    2. Know what it is that each brings to your life.
    3. Talk to them about this relationship, affirming that you`ll also be there for them.
    4. Let them know about each other, and organize a process for communicating and coordinating help, if it`s needed in good times or hard ones.
    5. Make plans for various predictable " changes and challenges.
    6. Appreciate the resources - people, plans, and supporting organizations that surround you.
    7. Keep giving to others!

    We look forward to helping you build your very own Personal Safety Net

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