How to Prepare Kids for Emergencies

Save the Children is the national leader for children in emergencies. We support kids, families and communities in every aspect of a disaster: helping get ready and prepare, responding when an emergency strikes, leading long-term recovery programs and restoring education. Here you can download an In Case of Emergency (ICE) Card for your family members, plus a Disaster Checklist to help parents, caregivers and teachers prepare ahead of time.

Tips for Keeping Children Safe

Great Resources from Our Partners

FEMA's Ready.Gov
Be a Hero Games For Kids

National Center for Missing and Exploited Children
Child Safety & Prevention

US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness & Response
Early Childhood Disaster-Related Resources

American Red Cross
Be Red Cross Ready family preparedness tools

Zero to Three
Helping Young Kids Cope After Exposure to Traumatic Event

American Academy of Pediatrics
Disaster Planning Standards and Resources for Child Care Providers. Visit Disaster Planning Standards & Resources for Child Care Providers

FLASH (Federal Alliance for Safe Homes)
Severe weather risks U.S. Map

CDC' Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response
Ready Wrigley Activity Books for Children

US Department of Education
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center


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