Children and Disasters Welcome Pediatricians can serve as expert advisors to local, state, and federal agencies and committees and play a key role in disaster and terrorism preparedness with families, children, and their communities Hurricane PreparednessHurricane season runs from June 1 through November 30, and hurricanes can result in storm surge, heavy rainfall, flooding, high winds, and tornadoes. Citizens in hurricane impact zones should take steps to prepare in advance.Learn MoreFlash Floods/Flood RecoveryHow to prepare for floods and approach clean-up efforts.Learn MoreAAP Voices BlogDisasters' Rising Toll Make Family Preparedness Key.Learn MoreAAP Disaster Recovery ChecklistThis resource was developed to support pediatricians to recover after an emergency or a disaster.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 2018 An act to reauthorize certain programs under the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act. AAP Disaster Recovery Fund The AAP offers a disaster recovery fund through which contributions can be made to support pediatricians and the children they serve as a result of natural or man-made disasters anywhere in the world. ASPR TRACIE Pediatric Topic Collection This collection contains resources relevant to general pediatric disaster planning for health care facilities, health care coalitions, and other health and medical providers. 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.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 and templates to conduct a pediatric tabletop exercise.Family Readiness KitKey resource to assist families to prepare for disasters.Helping Children CopeDetails on how adults can promote adjustment and help children cope in a disaster.Infant Feeding in DisastersSteps pediatricians can take to support breastfeeding during a disaster or an emergencyPediatric Preparedness Resource KitStrategies to promote collaborative discussions and decision making about pediatric preparedness planning.Recovery HandoutAAP handout to support pediatricians to recover after an emergency or a disaster.Reunification Planning ToolProvides assistance to hospitals as they review/update reunification plans.