Are You Ready? Preparing for Emergencies: Tips for Families

Natural disasters and emergencies – like tornados, floods, hurricanes and other storms – can happen anywhere, at any time. We can’t prevent these disasters, but we can get ready for them. And we can help our children be prepared for them, too. YOU know what your family needs. You are the best person to help your family if a disaster happens. Don’t wait until disaster strikes – take steps now to prepare! This document was prepared in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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Individuals with Disabilities & Families of Children with Special Health Care Needs, Pre/Post Disaster

Presented by the Family Liaisons of the Friends of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD), this webinar discusses the importance of emergency preparedness to the disability community; how families with CYSHCN can prepare for various types of disasters; and some practices that may be implemented post disaster to mitigate trauma to the family and damage to the disability community.

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Disasters and Emergencies: Keeping Children and Youth Safe

Resource page and tip sheet about keeping children and youth with special health care needs safe during disasters and emergencies.

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