The Council on Children and Disasters areas of expertise include equitable disaster planning and management for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults throughout all disaster phases, such as preparedness, response, mitigation, and recovery.

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AAP Voices Blog: Disaster Preparedness
Read these AAP Voices blog posts from COCD members on pediatric disaster preparedness.
Pediatric Disaster Preparedness and Response Topical Collection
Review this manual for guidance on how to meet the unique needs of children in times of crises and disasters.
COCD Educational Programming at the 2023 AAP National Conference
Join the COCD educational and scientific abstract program during the AAP National Conference & Exhibition.

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