Crisis and Disaster Resources

Children and families count on caregivers to keep children safe when the unexpected happens. Child Care Aware of America is here to help you prepare for and respond when emergencies arise.

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Emergency Preparedness Resources

Child care providers and CCR&Rs have a unique role to play when it comes to being prepared for a disaster or emergency event. Make sure you're prepared.

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Webinar: Talking Trauma with Young Children Webinar

Join two leading experts on child trauma for a candid conversation about how adults, whether caregivers, early education professionals, or advocates, can navigate conversations with young children to support the overall well-being of children and of themselves.

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Helping Children Cope with Traumatic Events

Whether a child has personally experienced trauma, has merely seen the event on television, or has heard it discussed by adults, it is important for parents and caregivers to be informed and ready to help if reactions to stress begin to occur.

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Child Care Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Stories

Do you know of a child care program that experienced an emergency? Please share how it impacted the program, staff and families.

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Request an Emergency Preparedness Training of Trainers

CCAoA can give CCR&R staff the insights, strategies, and resources they need to help providers mitigate threats, reduce emotional stress, and protect the children in their care.

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Projects Targeting Emergency Preparedness, Response, and Recovery for CCR&Rs

Preparing for, responding to, and recovering from emergency events is essential for Child Care Resource & Referral (CCR&R) agencies.

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Emergency Preparedness Blog Posts

Read stories from CCR&Rs who share their success stories with planning, response and preparedness.

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