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Child, Family Focused Links for Threat, Hazard and Disaster Risk Reduction
The following list of curated resources combines child, family centric preparedness and alert apps, tools, information and resources that are no cost, open access and public domain. Topics covering general disaster readiness along with specific threats and hazards children and families need to reduce their risk. Please scroll down to view the complete list. Report any broken links by emailing

Children & Disaster Threat, Hazard/Risk Assessment and Resilience
Hazard Vulnerability Analysis Template (Region V for Kids)

Children and Disaster Hazard Awareness All-Hazards Infographic (Region V for Kids)

Understanding the Impacts of Natural Disasters on Children (Society for Research in Child Development):

Resilience Analysis and Planning Tool (RAPT) (FEMA):

Climate and Resilience Portal (Center for Climate Resilience and Decision Science)

Weather and climate resources (NOAA)

Introduction: Children Count in Disasters (Natural Hazards Center)

Man-Made Disasters (Child Life Disaster Relief)

UNICEF Innocenti’s Report Card 17 – Places and Spaces: Environments and children’s well-being

Resilient Nation Partnership Network (FEMA)

Storytelling to Promote Action: The Big One (PrepTalks FEMA)

Disaster Readiness Mobile APP’s for Families and Children
Let’s Get Ready App (Sesame Street) Apple: Search also Google:

Pediatric Disaster Preparedness Digital Toolkit (Region V for Kids)

FEMA Mobile Products:

Red Cross Mobile Apps and Voice-Enabled Skills/Actions:

CDC Mobile Apps:

Disaster Mobile App (SAMSHA):

ShakeAlert: An Earthquake Early Warning System for the West Coast of the United States:

Child and Family Preparedness Activities
When & how to call 911. Teaching children how to call 911 using various phones. (About Kids Health 2020) Video

Know Your Address and Phone Number (Sesame Street)

Are you prepared for disasters family readiness kit (AAP)

NCMEC Family Emergency Playbook (video, infographics, guidance)

FEMA Welcome to Ready Kids, Teens, Families, Educators, and Organizations (videos, games, and programs) Games for Children (FEMA)

FEMA Prepare with Pedro (multiple languages)

Building Links between Offices of emergency management, Childcare, and the community for Kids Safety (all hazards)

Trina and Sam (all hazards info for kids)

Ready Wigley Series: Covers all Hazards (CDC):

Here for Each Other Family (Sesame Street)

911 for Kids

FEMA Youth Preparedness Council

Teen CERT Train the trainer (Community Emergency Response Team)

Wildfire and Smoke
Evacuating Under Fire: Children with Special Healthcare Needs in Disaster (Natural Hazards Center)

The Big Disaster: The Big Burn podcast series (NPR):

Smokey for Kids Preventing Wildfires (Smokey Bear):

Sparky's Fire Safety Club (NFPA)

Wildfires (FEMA Ready Kids)

Wildfires (CDC)

Wildfires: What Parents Need to Know (AAP)

Wildfire Resources (The National Child Traumatic Stress Center)

Environmental Hazards for Children in the Aftermath of Wildfires (PEHSU/AAP)

Children's Health and Wildfire Smoke Exposure Workshop Recommendations (AirNow)

Protecting Children from Wildfire Smoke and Ash (EPA/PEHSU)

Ready Wrigley Prepares for Wildfires and Smoke (CDC) (English)

On the Road to Routine: Disruption and Recovery After Hurricanes (Natural Hazards Center)

Sesame Street Goes Through A Storm (Sesame Street)

Trinka and Sam: The Rainy Windy Day (NCTSN)

#HurricaneStrong for Kids(FLASH: A NOAA partner)

Supporting Children in All the Spheres of Their Lives: Lessons from Katrina (Natural Hazards Center)

Witness a Mock Tornado Drill Hunter Elementary (video)

Hurricanes & Floods: (HealthyChildren/AAP) Taking Care of Your Children and Yourself:

Still At Risk U.S. Children 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina (Save The Children)

Hurricane Resources National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

Hurricanes (CDC)

Hurricanes (FEMA Ready Kids)

Tornado Resources National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)

10 Tornado Safety Tips to Keep Kids Safe (Save the Children)

Tornados (CDC)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) Annual Tornado Report

National Weather Service (NWS), NOAA, and Mississippi State’s Tornado Database

Severe Weather/Blizzard/Snow/Excessive Heat/Climate Change
Severe Weather Emergencies (CDC)

Weather STEM Lesson: Severe Weather Lightening Awareness (WeatherSTEM Scholar)

Heat and Infants and Children (CDC)

Extreme Temperatures: Disaster Management Resources (AAP)

Parents and Coaches Guide to Dehydration and Heat Illness in Children (National Safe Kids Campaign and NATA)

Winter Weather (FEMA Ready Kids)

18 Winter Tips for Parents and Children (Childhood Preparedness)

Playing outside in the Winter (AAP Healthy Children):

Artic Cold Front: Preparing Your Children for the Coldest Temperatures of the Season (Cook Childrens)

Winter Safety Tips for Parents and Children (NLM)

Ready Wrigley Preparedness for Extreme Temperatures: (CDC) (English and Spanish)

Climate Resiliency in Your Community Activity Book (NOAA)

Legacy of disasters: The impact of climate change on children (Save the Children)

Rocket Earthquake Safety: ( & Hero In You Foundation)

The Great ShakeOut Website (

Earthquake Country Alliance:

The Big One: Your Survival Guide Podcast Series (NPR)

Earthquakes (FEMA Ready Kids)

Earthquakes (CDC)

Earthquake Resources (NCSTN)

Ready Wrigley Book Earthquake (CDC) English

10 Earthquake Safety Tips to Keep Children Safe (Save the Children)

Earthquakes for Kids (USGS)

Staying Safe in an Earthquake (Rocket Rules Safety Program) Video

Kids Earthquake Safety - (Disaster Dodgers) Video

Earthquakes What Every Child Provider Should Know (FEMA)

Tsunamis (FEMA Ready Kids)

Tsunamis (CDC)

Tsunami Resources (NCSTN)

Floods (CDC)

Floods (FEMA Ready Kids)

Hurricanes & Floods: (HealthyChildren/AAP) Taking Care of Your Children and Yourself:

Flooding Aftermath & Children's Health (PEHSU)

Flooding Resources (NCSTN)

Mold in the Home and School: Guidance for Parents, Families, and School Personnel (PEHSU)

Landslide Resources (NCSTN)

Landslides and Mudslides (CDC)

Landslides Lesson for Kids (

Earth Observatory for Kids (NASA)

Active Shooter/Blast Trauma/Civil Unrest
Best Practice Considerations for Armed Assailant Drills in Schools (NASP)

Participation of Children and Adolescents in Live Crisis Drills and Exercises: Policy Statement (AAP)

Tips for Protecting Children in Violence-Based Emergencies (Save the Children)

Lockdown Drills Self Paced Training Highlights (NCSS)

The Bullet Points Project

Averting Targeted School Violence: A US Secret Service Analysis of Plots against Schools

Mass Shooting Protocol & Playbook for Mayors and City Managers

K-12 Standard Response Protocol (Iloveuguys Foundation)

K-12 School Shooting Database (The violence project)

Creating School Active Shooter Intruder Drills (NCSTN)

Active Shooter Resources (FBI)

Mass Shooter Database (The Violence Project)

Oklahoma City Bombing (FBI)

Paediatric Blast Injury Field Manual (Save the Children)

Paediatric Blast Injury Field Manual (Center for Blast Injuries Studies) muli-lingual resource

Beirut Explosion: One Year Later, One Family's Story (Save the Children)

Pediatric Blast Trauma: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Factors Associated with Mortality and Description of Injury Profiles (May 2022)

Planning for Civil Unrest (AAP)

TearGas and Children Fact Sheet (WRAPEM)

Radiation Emergencies and Children (CDC)

Radiation Surge Annex Workshop Modules (WRAP-EM) 3 module series

Pediatric Considerations Before, During, and After Radiological or Nuclear Emergencies Technical Report (AAP)

Planning Guidance for Response to Nuclear Detonation (FEMA)

Children and Radiation Training (WHO)

Children of the Atomic Bomb (UCLA)

Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM):
Infants and Children-
Pregnant Women and Fetus -

Pediatric Medical Countermeasures Resources for Public Health Preparedness (FDA)

Radiation Emergencies and Children (CDC)

Medical Countermeasures for Children in Radiation and Nuclear Disasters: Current Capabilities and Key Gaps

National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health: Radiation Disaster Issues in Children: Knowledge Check, Primer, and Case-Based Activity.

Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN)

National Alliance for Radiation Readiness:

Radon Toxcity (CDC)

Radon in Schools and Childcare: (

Radon and Children's Health (Oregon Health)

What are the Health Effects of Radon (EPA)

Teens in a Toxic Environment: Lessons from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (Natural Hazards Center)

Public Health Research and Surveillance Priorities from the East Palestine, Ohio Train Derailment: A Recorded Workshop (NASEM)

Medical Countermeasures- Expanding Delivery and Increasing Uptake Through Public-Private Partnerships: A Workshop Series (NASEM)

Chemical Emergencies and Children (CDC)

Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit National Classroom

Decontamination: Disaster Management Resources (AAP)

Preparation for Terrorist Threats: Biologic and Chemical Agents (article)

National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center (NETEC)

Pediatric Medical Countermeasures Resources for Public Health Preparedness (FDA)

Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM)

Volcanos (Ready Kids):

What to Do Before, During, and After a Volcanic Eruption (MAT-SU):

Be Ready for the Next Volcanic Event (USGS):

Volcano Safety Tips (Red Cross):

Talking about Disasters: Volcanos (Red Cross):

Protecting Children's Health During and After Natural Disasters: Wildfires and Volcanic Ash (EPA):

Cyber and Digital Safety
Kids & Screen Time: How to Use the 5 C's of Media Guidance (AAP)

NetSmatz (NCMEC)

Parenting, Media, and Everything in Between (Common Sense Media)

A Parent's Guide To Ensuring Their Children's Digital Privacy (Masters of Legal Studies)

Internet Safety for Kids (Consumer Notice)

Keeping Children Safe Online (CISA)

Family and Educator Resources (Savvy Cyber Kids)