Disaster Preparedness and Response Information for Families

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Disaster Preparedness and Response Information for Families


The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) HealthyChildren.org Web site is the only parenting Web site backed by 67,000 pediatricians committed to the attainment of optimal physical, mental, and social health and well-being for all infants, children, adolescents, and young adults. The site includes various Web pages that focus on disasters, infectious diseases, coping and adjustment, and much more.

Pediatricians can begin conversations with families about potential disasters in their area,​ and identify what each child would need to safely cope with the disaster. In times of disaster or crisis, pediatricians can point families toward these important resources. All Web pages are available in English and Spanish.

Coping and ​Adjustment

Disaster Preparedn​ess

Infectious Di​seases

School Safety/Te​rrorism

​For more information, visit the home page of HealthyChildren.org https://h​ealthychildren.org/English/Pages/default.aspx. Also see the AAP National Preparedness Month and Children and Youth with Special Needs Web pages.

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