Family Preparedness Resources

American Academy of Pediatrics

Ebola: What Parents Need to Know

This website provides parents accurate information on ebola and what parents can do to protect their children.

American Academy of Pediatrics

How to Prepare for Disasters

This website helps guide families with preparing for a disaster.

American Academy of Pediatrics

Family Readiness Kit

This "kit" is a 35 page booklet that includes information and guidance for partners on how to prepare themselves and their families for a disaster. The materials are available in both English and Spanish.

American Red Cross

Prepare Your Home and Family

This link provides access to many family preparedness resources including an online module outlining how to be "Red Cross Ready" and tip sheets for specific household members (e.g. children people with disabilities, seniors and pets).

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Student Tools for Emergency Planning

This website contains several links to educational materials that can be used by parents and teachers for helping children prepare for a disaster or crisis situation. It also reviews ways to effectively talk with children about the threats of biological warfare or terrorism attack.

PBS Parents

Talking with Kids about News

This organization has designed a guide to help parents develop effective ways to communicate, monitor exposure to news, and address their child's fears