Infants and Children
The emergency preparedness information in this section is for parents and caregivers of infants and children. This section includes links to disaster preparedness coloring books and to other activity books that will help children to learn more about planning for an emergency.
- Emergency Planning Tips if You're Pregnant or Have Young Children - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Tips on how to plan for a flood or other disasters, to keep you and your children safe.
- Prepare for Disaster: Information for Families with Infants or Anyone Caring for a Newborn - March of Dimes
- This covers the special needs of infants during a disaster and helps families with newborns be prepared for an emergency.
- Infant Feeding in Emergencies
- This brochure (produced by the La Leche League International and the Texas Department of State Health Services) answers questions about breastfeeding during an emergency or other stressful situation.
- After the Emergency is Over: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children and Youth
- This two-page fact sheet outlines the signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder and what an adult can do to help a child who has it.
- Disaster Resource Center - American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
- This Web site includes many fact sheets and resources for parents.
- The Be Ready Book - Prepare Your Family For Disasters With Help From Cool Cat, Ready Rabbit and Disaster Dog (coloring books)
- Join Cool Cat, Ready Rabbit and Disaster Dog to help your children prepare for home fires, winter storms and earthquakes. This fun coloring activity book was created by the American Red Cross.
- STEP: Student Tools for Emergency Planning
- This program focuses on student preparedness and is designed for 5th and 6th grade students.
- What's the Plan: Ask Your Child Care Provider Before a Disaster
- This brochure includes a list of questions for parents to ask their child care providers to make sure they are prepared for a disaster. The brochure was produced by the National Association of Child Care Resources and Referral Agencies.
- FEMA for Kids
- This site teaches kids how to be prepared for disasters and prevent disaster damage. Kids can also learn what causes disasters, play games, read stories and become a Disaster Action Kid. There are also tools and activities for parents and teachers to use.
- Ready America - FEMA
- This web site features online emergency planning tools for families. This web site also has emergency planning information for military families, older Americans, people with disabilities, and pet owners.
- Ready Kids Activity Book
- In this activity book, Rex, the Ready Kids mountain lion mascot and his family helps kids make an emergency supply kit and have a disaster plan.
- Our Family's Health and Contact Information
- This guide from Sesame Workshop (makers of Sesame Street) helps kids keep track of the important people and places that are part of their family emergency plan.
- Let's Get Ready! Planning Together for Emergencies - A Special Magazine for Parents and Caregivers
- This magazine from Sesame Workshop (makers of Sesame Street) will help you and your children make a family emergency plan, help kids learn and practice their personal information, and guide your family in making an emergency kit.
- Let's Get Ready! Planning Together for Emergencies
- This tip sheet, created by the Sesame Workshop, gives ideas for kids to practice their personal information, including dialing their phone number and knowing their parents' names.