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Disaster Preparedness Resources

Prepare yourself and your family by creating an emergency supply kit and a basic preparedness plan. Your kit should include items that will help you stay self-sufficient and your plan should include evacuation plans, a place to reunite with loved ones and an out-of-state contact person.

Be sure you have a phone charger and keep your phone charged at all times. You can sign up to follow NJOEM and receive text/email alerts from the National Weather Service:

The CDC has information on dealing with natural disasters for expecting parents, new parents and caregivers of infants. Visit their Natural Disaster Safety for Expecting and New Parents pages for more information. 
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Use this 10-page printable kit from the American Academy of Pediatrics to help you with key disaster planning steps. 

Early Child Development

Developmental Milestones
Your child’s early development is a journey. Learn about developmental milestones and know what to look for along the way. For parents of children from birth to 4 years.

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Developmental Screenings - Early Intervention Services
Children develop at different paces, but there are developmental milestones that children should reach by certain times during the first three years of their lives. When children fail to reach these milestones, parents and other caregivers should consider contacting Early Intervention for an evaluation. The New Jersey Early Intervention System (NJEIS), under the Division of Family Health Services, provides information and services for infants and toddlers, birth to age three, with developmental delays or disabilities, and their families. For more information, visit their website.

Families of children 3 years old and older can receive referrals for assistance from Project Child Find. Call 1-800-322-8174 for more information. Services for older children are typically provided through the local school district.

FDA Recalls, Market Withdrawals and Safety Alerts

You can visit the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website for a list of safety alerts and market withdrawals including recalls for the past three years. Food, drugs, dietary supplements, biologics, medical devices, tobacco products and cosmetics are listed. The list below provides information gathered from press releases and other public notices about certain recalls of FDA-regulated products. Not all recalls have press releases or are posted on this page.

See additional information about recalls for a more complete listing.

Information on additional support services and community resources is available on our Resources Page.