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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Policy Statements
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Helping Families Prepare for Disasters and Emergencies
Enjoy the AAP Voices blog, written by Steven E. Krug
Disaster Preparedness
In this Pediatrics On Call Podcast episode, Scott Needle, MD, FAAP, who co-wrote the AAP policy statement, “Ensuring the Health of Children in Disasters,” explains the importance of planning for the unexpected.
Pediatric Disaster Preparedness and Response Topical Collection
A manual to help meet the unique needs of children in time of crisis/disaster.

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