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Focus on Disaster Recovery & Doing Good
August 2017 | Issue No. 153
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After a flood can be almost as dangerous as the flood itself. Direct exposure to the water and the flooded environment put children at risk for drowning, injuries from debris, chemical contamination, and hypothermia.
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By: Claire McCarthy, MD, FAAP
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) is working closely with leaders in affected areas, and we remain committed to supporting their needs on the ground as the storm's damage is assessed. 
"During any disaster, children are uniquely vulnerable—both to the physical threats of the storm and flooding, as well as to the long-term psychological impacts from enduring a traumatizing event,” said Fernando Stein, MD, FAAP, a Houston-based pediatrician and president of the AAP, in an official statement.
September is Disaster Preparedness Month
817_DisasterKit_English.jpgDevelop a plan for how your family would respond to a disaster, and talk with your children about it. This conversation could keep them safe in an emergency. Are you prepared? Find out here.
817_Disaster_Preparedness_in_NICU.jpgA new report from the AAP examines how neonatal intensive care units (NICUs) can prepare and manage 
during and after a disaster. The medical and psychosocial needs of postpartum mothers and families are also important.
Sponsors Doing Good for Disaster:
Johnson & Johnson pledges support for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. Read more here.
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