Welcome 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 Be prepared for disastersPediatricians can help families prepare for disasters by providing expert information . Check out the AAP's Family Readiness Kit.Find out moreZika Virus InformationCritical information for pediatricians on Zika virusFind out moreFlu InformationQuick snapshot for clinicians that addresses the current situation with the flu.Find out moreHurricane ResponseThe AAP works to ensure that children's needs are taken care of in a strategic manner related to hurricane response and recoveryFind out more Learn More Children and Youth with Special Needs Obtain information on the treatment of children and youth with special health care needs during an emergency situation. Get Involved Learn how you can help promote preparedness Hurricane Response and Recovery Information to help ensure children's needs are taken care of during and after a hurricane National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters Learn more about priorities and efforts of this National Advisory Committee! Pediatric Preparedness Ambassadors Find out more information about the Pediatric Preparedness Ambassadors 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 A Child's Health is the Public's HealthAJPH article describing progress and gaps in addressing pediatric needs in public health emergencies.Deception in SchoolsJAMA Pediatrics article describing why deception in live crisis drills is both harmful and unethical.Family Readiness KitKey resource to assist families to prepare for disasters.Supporting the Grieving ChildPractical strategies on talking with grieving children.Disaster Preparedness in NICUsPediatricians should develop disaster response plans within their units, hospital institutions, and geographic regions.Disaster Preparedness ChapterAAP Textbook of Pediatric Care chapter to assist pediatricians to prepare for disasters. E-mail DisasterReady@aap.org for details.Stop the Bleed CampaignNationwide campaign to empower individuals to act quickly and save lives.Ensuring Child Health in DisastersPediatricians have a key role to play in preparing and treating families in cases of disasters.Providing Psychosocial SupportAAP Clinical Report - Providing Psychosocial Support to Children and Families in the Aftermath of Disasters and CrisesPediatric Preparedness Resource KitStrategies to promote collaborative discussions and decision making about pediatric preparedness planning.Infant Feeding in DisastersSteps pediatricians can take to support breastfeeding during a disaster or an emergencyEMSC Hospital ChecklistA tool to incorporate pediatric considerations into hospital disaster policies. Checklist for Practices Pediatricians need to be ready to provide care for their patients even when normal operations are distrupted. View the new checklist.Children Exposed to ViolenceProvides pediatricians and medical home teams with the resources they need to modify practice to identify, treat, and refer. Council on Early ChildhoodA forum for pediatricians and others interested in promoting the optimal development, health, and safety of children in child care.