Children in Disasters SIG - NAPNAP

Children in Disasters SIG

NAPNAP Children in Disasters SIG

NAPNAP’s Children in Disaster SIG was founded in 2011. The purpose of the CID SIG is to raise awareness of the special needs of children in and following a disaster. PNPs and their fellow pediatric providers can utilize this information and resources to better prepare their patient families as well as themselves. These health care leaders also advocate for children in disasters by working with disaster planners, working during disasters and helping to evaluate the efficacy of disaster plan execution and results of disaster recovery.

Natural and man-made disasters can strike at any time; some natural disasters such as hurricanes afford preparation time while others just happen. Many citizens in remain unprepared despite public service announcements. Children are a vulnerable population and families may need guidance in how to develop disaster plans and purchase or create disaster kits. PNPs are in an ideal position to educate and aid families in disaster planning and preparation.


  • Compile annotated list of members’ interests and expertise as a resource for NAPNAP expert panel/outreach.
  • Submit disaster related presentation for the NAPNAP annual conference in 2022. Create disaster related CE Course.
  • Increase membership by 10% by encouraging current members to recruit a colleague and through contacts from the SIG Showcase.
  • Monthly communications to the CID membership through the CID website.
  • Create and post newsletter twice/year on the website to the membership.
  • Award $250 to a SIG member to use towards the annual conference. The member will be chosen randomly from SIG members who participate in SIG communications via the website or completion of the SIG survey.
  • Donation to the NAPNAP Foundation.
  • Draft disaster preparedness manuscript for publication.
  • Work with other SIGs on joint projects.
  • Submit articles to local papers regarding emergency preparedness.

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Developed for the Children in Disasters SIG by Clara Marie Talban

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