You can find resources for what to do before, during and after a disaster here.
At Comfort Bears in a Catastrophe, our top priority is to help children impacted by disasters process and overcome their trauma to be able to set and achieve high goals in life. We've compiled the best resources for children and families impacted by a disaster- from our Miss Prepared and Goal Boss Lesson Plans, to finding information on how to fill out an insurance claim, we've got you covered.
All of our resources are FREE as we want to help as many children and families as possible and we believe access to resources is part of that. We also have several presentations suitable for different ages. We are happy to speak to your group for free, contact us.
Free Miss Prepared + Captain Ready
Enhance your child's fire safety education with our free lesson plan designed to complement our book "Miss Prepared and Captain Ready: Adventures in Safetyland."
This engaging and informative lesson plan is perfect for educators, parents, and caregivers looking to teach children essential fire safety skills. Through interactive activities, discussions, and the beloved characters from the book, kids will learn vital lessons to keep themselves and their families safe from fire hazards. Download it today and empower your children with the knowledge they need to stay safe!
This page links to several FREE resources for kids about disaster preparedness and tips for before, after and during disasters.
There are fun interactive games and cartoon characters that teach kids about disasters and how to be safe.
View the page below for kid friendly resources for several age groups, all free of cost.
DISASTER PREPAREDNESS IN THE CLASSROOM
Resources for the classroom to teach students about the dangers of disasters and what to do/how to best prepare for them. Lessons and activities for all grades (K-12 and even college).
GOAL SETTING LESSON PLAN
Tackling the Issue of the 20% of child evacuees that go on to drop our of school or fall at least 1 year behind due to an average of 10 missed days a month.
Learn to set and achieve high goals after a disaster.
MAKING AN EMERGENCY BINDER
Often in a disaster, there is not much time to evacuate. By having an emergency binder with important documents like your passport, vaccine records, etc. you will be able to locate and find these items to take with you much faster.
Click to learn how to make an emergency binder.
CANCER DURING A DISASTER
Going through a disaster is hard enough, but having an illness like cancer can create new challenges. View some common questions with helpful answers and resources for going through a disaster with cancer.
DISASTERS AND THE LINK TO DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
Disasters cause an increase in domestic violence, especially for women. Studies found a 98% increase in physical victimization among women after a disaster. Men also reported an increase in psychological victimization (from 36.7 to 43.1 percent), but, unlike women, no change in physical victimization (Schumacher et al., 2010).
We have provided the number to the National Domestic Violence Hotline below, at the bottom of this page.
DISASTERS AND THE LINK TO HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Disasters leave millions of people homeless each year. Along with this, comes financial struggles and/or limited social life. This isolation leaves disaster victims more susceptible to human trafficking and other forms of violence.
View the CDC resource to the left.
We have provided the number to the National Human Trafficking Hotline below, at the bottom of this page.
Surviving the Storm
Maricopa County has prepared great resources for how to 'su rvive the storm' and what to do before and after you've been impacted by a disaster.
Read this resource here:
IMPORTANT PHONE NUMBERS
THE AMERICAN RED CROSS
FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)
NATIONAL CANCER INFORMATION CENTER
MEDICARE AND MEDICAID SERVICES (CMS)
NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HOTLINE
1 (888) 373-7888