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.

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  • Compile annotated list of member’s interests and expertise as a resource for NAPNAP
    expert panel/outreach.
  • Increase membership and  engagement.
  • Increase awareness for the general NAPNAP membership regarding working with children in disasters.
  • Create disaster related CE course for PedsCE.
  • Collaborate with  other SIGs on joint projects.

Quick Links for Disaster Safety
Developed for the Children in Disasters SIG by Clara Marie Talban

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