Hurricane Irma’s path of destruction through Florida and the Caribbean is as heartbreaking as it is devastating to our members and their families and patients. The NAPNAP leadership and staff are deeply concerned for the children affected by this disaster. NAPNAP strongly encourages everyone to directly provide donations to any of the below suggested national or local charities-or one you prefer. NAPNAP has already made a direct contribution to one of the below. Thank you to all our brave pediatric-focused NPs and first responders for your work. Our thoughts and prayers as with you.
Additionally, NAPNAP has several resources available for both providers and families. NAPNAP Children in Disasters SIG resources can be accessed here and our Be Prepared page can help families prepare for disasters like Hurricane Harvey in the future. NAPNAP also has resources for parents/caregivers to use when talking to children and teens about coping with stressful events and for children/teens who may be experiencing stress and anxiety.