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Caring for Children in a Disaster

How are children different from adults?

Disasters affect children differently than they do adults. Learn more about the unique needs of children during and after disasters.


Preparing for natural disasters

Take steps to help your family prepare for many types of disasters. You can also learn how to handle many of the issues disasters may bring.


Info for specific groups

Find tools and information for families, emergency & health professionals, and schools & childcare centers.


Back-to-School Preparedness

It’s back-to-school time. Parents, learn how to take a few extra steps to help children be prepared for emergencies. Get prepared and have a great school year.


Additional Resources

Taking Care of Kids? badge Ready Wrigley Preparedness Pup badge.Ready: Prepare. Plan. Stay Informed. Social Media at CDC Emergency