Children and Disasters Welcome The AAP aims for equitable disaster planning and management for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults throughout all disaster phases, such as preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery Coronavirus Disease 2019See the AAP Critical Updates on COVID-19 web page for the latest information and guidance for members. Learn MoreCouncil on Children and DisastersThis new council has a vision/mission, bylaws, and accepts AAP members and affiliate members who express an interest in and commitment to enhancing disaster management through collaborations and sharing of experiences, strategies, successes, and failuresLearn MoreHurricane PreparednessClinicians can take steps now to prepare themselves and the families they serve for hurricanes. View HereNational Preparedness MonthTo recognize National Preparedness Month, the AAP has released a 30-second public service announcement to encourage parents to engage their children in building a Family Disaster Supply Kit.View Here Learn More Pediatric Disaster Preparedness Response Topical Collection This resource aims to inform and guide pediatricians as well as planners, responders, care providers, and volunteers to be better prepared to deal with children affected by disasters. Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019 An act to reauthorize certain programs under the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation (PAHPAI) Act of 2019. Participation of Children and Adolescents in Live Crisis Drills and Exercises The AAP examines the potential benefits and harms of including children in live exercises and drills in a new policy, Participation of Children and Adolescents in Live Crisis Drills and Exercises. The policy notes that some drills, particularly those focu Chemical-Biological Terrorism The AAP released a policy statement and technical report that addresses the steps clinicians and policy makers can take to protect children and mitigate the effects of a chemical or biological attack. Upcoming Events Disaster related conferences, webinars, and trainings for pediatricians Pediatric Education Disasters Modules, in-person, and online educational training for pediatricians Information for Families HealthyChildren.org, the AAP parenting site, for information written for families on disaster preparedness Key Resources AAP Policies and PublicationsWeb page featuring key AAP polices and publications on a variety of disaster topics.Checklist for Practices Pediatricians need to be ready to provide care for their patients even when normal operations are distrupted. View the new checklist.Handout: Post-Disaster Considerations for Pediatricians in PracticeAAP handout to support pediatricians to recover after an emergency or a disaster.Emergency Department ReadinessResource for clinical and administrative leadership in emergency departments as they strive to improve their readiness for children.Exercise Resource KitA guide that provides tools, templates, and scenarios to conduct a pediatric tabletop exercise.Family Readiness KitKey resource to assist families to build a kit, make a plan, be informed, and get involved in disaster preparedness.Helping Children CopeClinical guidance and resources for pediatricians on how to help promote adjustment and help children cope in a disaster.Infant Feeding in DisastersSteps pediatricians can take to support breastfeeding during a disaster or an emergency.Infant Feeding in Disasters (Spanish)Steps pediatricians can take to support breastfeeding during a disaster or an emergency.Pediatric Preparedness Resource KitStrategies to promote collaborative discussions and decision making about pediatric preparedness planning.Reunification Planning ToolProvides assistance to hospitals as they review/update reunification plans.