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.

Additional Information

Email:  [email protected] 

Chair: Jennifer A. Mauney, DNP, CPNP-AC

Co-chair: Amanda L. Loquias, FNP-BC

Secretary/Treasurer: Catherine J. Schaefer, MN, RN, CPNP


  • Submit information to the general membership in September about National Preparedness Month.
  • Create disaster related CE course PedsCESM
  • Participate in SIG Showcase to display information, such as handouts and  emergency resources and practitioners. 
  • Increase membership by 5% by participating in the SIG Showcase, conducting monthly communications in the e-community, developing a newsletter and increasing awareness of members activities virtual meetings 2-4 times/year.
  • Make donations to the NAPNAP Foundation and/or other disaster relief organizations.
  • Draft disaster preparedness manuscript for publication.
  • Increase awareness for the general NAPNAP membership regarding working with children in disasters.
  • Partner with other SIGs on joint projects.
  • Increase information regarding emergency preparedness for the public.
  • Revise NAPNAP Position Statement on Pediatric-focused Advanced Practice Registered Nurses’ Role in Disasters Involving Children. 

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

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