In 2002, the American Academy of Pediatrics' Task Force on Terrorism, Elk Grove Village, Ill., assembled a Children, Terrorism & Disasters Toolkit to help pediatricians, parents, community leaders and others assist children dealing with traumatic events.
The printed version of the toolkit includes:
The Web site provides information about emerging health threats as well as existing research on the special needs of children. It addresses clinical questions and concerns of health care providers on issues such as:
It also provides guidance to families on how to communicate with children in the wake of disaster. The site includes links to other organizations working on terrorism and disaster planning.