Getting your family prepared for a disaster
Source: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Resource Type: Documents and Publications
Focus Population: Family Members, Peers, Youth, Youth of Transition Age
Topics: Crisis Response System, Family, Trauma-informed
This fact sheet discusses what parents should tell their children about disasters, the importance of staying calm in an emergency, common child behaviors after a disaster, special needs of children after a disaster, and how to help children cope. Also covered are steps to take in developing a family emergency plan and items to include in an emergency kit for children.