Downloadable Guides and Resources

Below is a list of resources that offer checklists, forms, guides, and tips. Download and use this information to help you and your family learn how to prepare for and recover from disasters.

Be Prepared, Build a Kit
Learn what you need for an emergency kit and make a checklist of things your family should keep ready to be prepared. (

Prepare Now for Peace of Mind Later - A Family Health and Safety Guide (PDF, 568 KB)
This guide offers tips on ways to prepare your family for an emergency. You can learn first aid for choking, how to disinfect drinking water, sports safety, and how to help reduce the spread of germs. ( / American Red Cross)

Understanding Child Trauma (PDF, 3 MB)
Learn how to talk to your kids about their feelings after a trauma or disaster. Learn some of the common age-related reactions. You can also find a list of resources to reach out to if you need more help. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)

Last Updated: 04/23/2019