Emergency Planning and Safety

Parents tell us...

close up of emergency plan checklist

"Before I had my son I didn't worry about earthquakes.  Now I have to plan a battery backup for his wheelchair."

"If have to prepare her for a dentist visit, I triply have to prepare her for a house fire." 

"After our first ER visit I learned to have all paperwork ready to go, in the car, and in his backpack."

"Our whole family feels better knowing that there is a plan for every one, including the cat." 

Big emergencies and disasters

Some children need the emergency room more often than others. This tip sheet can help you plan for the emergency room

Emergency preparedness (natural disaster) from Alaska

Emergency information form for children with autism

Medical form for emergencies

Helping your family cope after a disaster

Planning for a future mental health crisis.  Yours or your child's/youth's, Oregon's declaration of mental health treatment DMHT

Toddler girl sitting on the floor eating from a bowl

"I would like to go over to my mom's and relax, but I feel like I have to be extra careful. She takes a lot of medications and there is a pool.  Sometimes it just isn't worth it." 

"I want to keep my daughter safe, but I also don't want to hold her back with my fears."