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Preparedness Resources for Families
Find resources for children and families to help them prepare for and cope with disasters.
U.S. Department of Homeland Security, FEMA
Provides tips and tools to help families and communities prepare for and respond to emergencies, including natural disasters, technological hazards, and terrorist hazards, through a national public service advertising campaign.
Children and Disasters
American Academy of Pediatrics
Provides resources and educational tools and tips for medical professionals, child care providers, and families to prepare for a wide array of natural and other disasters.
Emergency Preparedness and You
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention & American Red Cross
Provides answers to common questions and step-by-step guidance for public health emergency preparedness for private citizens.
Emergency Preparedness Guide: A Resource for Families (PDF - 443 KB)
Annie E. Casey Foundation & Casey Family Services (2009)
Provides steps that individuals and communities can use to prepare for an emergency.
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Supports citizens and first responders to ensure that they work together to build, sustain, and improve their capability to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate all hazards.
Know the Rules: Safety Tips for Children Displaced in Natural Disasters and Their Caregivers (PDF - 156 KB)
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (2005)
Provides tips designed to help child victims of natural disasters acclimate to a new environment and to help caregivers provide the best assistance possible.
Prepare, Respond, Recover
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Provides useful information to the general public on how to prepare and recover from man-made and natural disasters.