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.
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.
- Key Findings in Public Health Emergency Planning for Children
- Institute of Medicine Workshop Summary on Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Considerations for Children and Families
- A Communications Toolkit for Public Health Emergencies that Impact Children: Resources for Pediatric Practices, Schools, and Childcare Programs from a collaboration hosted by the Pennsylvania Department of Health and partners
- Trauma and disaster mental health resources via CDC’s Coping With a Disaster page
- SAMHSA resources for parents, teachers, and other caregivers on coping with violence and other traumatic events
- SAMHSA Tips for Talking to Children and Youth
- Resources from Pennsylvania State University for people with complex communication needs
- Page last reviewed: April 23, 2014
- Page last updated: October 6, 2014
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