Disaster Preparedness Exercises Addressing the Pediatric Population - Resource to assist organizations as they conduct disaster drills and tabletop exercises. Inclusion of infants and children in drills and exercises can assist in preparing an organization to treat critically ill or injured pediatric patients during an actual disaster of mass casualty incident. Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children, December 2006.
Disaster Preparedness Plan 2011 - Ft. Lauderdale Children's Medical Services - Plan developed by the Ft. Lauderdale Children's Medical Services (CMS) office which works in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Health Care services Division of Broward County to implement a Broward County emergency shelter for children with special health care needs.
Emergency Disaster Plan for Child Care Centers - An example of a simple one page document that a child care center can use to fill in critical information for emergency planning. California Department of Social Services.
Early Learning Coalition of Sarasota County Disaster Preparedness - Handout to assist child care programs develop disaster emergency plans, contains links to websites with disaster planning resources including a sample disaster plan template.
Emergency (Evacuation) Plan Template - Emergency plan template for evacuation of child care facilities in case of an emergency. The template includes emergency evacuation policy and procedures for a variety of potential hazards and provides a format for inserting facility information. Developed by North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Development.
National Clearinghouse for Educational Facilities - Disaster Preparedness and Response for Schools, resource list webpage. The page includes Information on building or retrofitting schools to withstand natural disasters and terrorism, developing emergency preparedness plans, and using school buildings to shelter community members during emergencies.
Pediatric Disaster Preparedness: A Resource for Planning, Management and Provision of Out-of-Hospital Emergency Care - Publication designed to focus on the practical and essential elements of pediatric pre-hospital emergency care in planning for disasters and terrorism. Center for Pediatric Emergency Medicine New York University Medical Center, 2008. Check out the site for other resources.
Pediatric Disaster Preparedness Guidelines - Document created to promote awareness of children's unique vulnerabilities in a disaster or mass casualty incident and to guide organizations in integrating pediatric considerations into their disaster plans. Guidelines can be tailored to meet the needs of an organization or facility. Includes a pediatric preparedness checklist. Illinois, Emergency Medical Services for Children.
Practical Information on Crisis Planning - A Guide for Schools and Communities - Designed to give schools, districts, and communities the critical concepts and components of good crisis planning, stimulate thinking about the preparedness process, and provide examples of promising practices. U.S. Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools.
Protecting Children in Child Care During Emergencies - Recommended State and National Regulatory and Accreditation Standards for Family Child Care Homes and Child Care Centers and Supporting Rationale - Developed by the National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies and Save the Children, Domestic Emergencies Unit, December.
Providing Mass Medical Care with Scarce Resources: A Community Planning Guide - Provides community planners, as well as planners at the institutional, state, and federal levels information on planning for and responding to a mass casualty event. Includes considerations for pediatric issues. Note: This document has been archived with a notation that, "it was current when produced and may now be outdated." Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Starting Up Child Centered Spaces in Emergencies: A Field Manual - Provides information on the Christian Children's Fund (CCF) framework, steps for implementing child centered spaces, resources, community mobilization guidelines, training, recordkeeping, and reporting. Developed as part of the CCF's international emergency response activities to help mobilize communities to create safe spaces for children during and after emergencies. CCF.
Ten Years After 9/11 - A National Report Card on Protecting Children During Disasters - 2011 National Report Card grading all 50 states and the District of Columbia on four preparedness and safety standards for children in schools and child care facilities during a disaster: written plans for evacuation and relocation, family reunification, children with special needs, and multiple disasters. Save the Children's U.S. Programs
The Child-Friendly Spaces Program - Fact Sheet describes the Save the Children emergency response program to ensure children are safe and protected in shelters and other temporary locations where families assemble during disasters. Save the Children (See additional resources including best practices from Save the Children under the Partner Organizations and web pages heading)
Writing an Emergency Plan for Your Child Care Facility - A tool to assist licensed child care facilities develop a comprehensive emergency plan. While developed for Missouri with some of the references based on Missouri regulation and policy, it provides an easy to use MSWord format for inserting facility information and can be adapted for individual facility needs. Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Ready in 3 Program.
Updated In A Moment's Notice: Surge Capacity for Terrorist Bombings - Document includes a description of challenges as well as recommendations to address them. Solutions for discipline-specific challenges are incorporated into templates that can assist various disciplines in managing surge needs for injuries. Recommendations in the report may also improve the management of a surge from other mass casualty events. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2010.
U.S. Department of Education Emergency Planning - Webpage with information that can help school leaders plan for any emergency, including natural disasters, violent incidents, and terrorist acts.
Talking to Kids about Disasters: Parents and teachers should visit Ready.gov for information on helping kids (from birth to 11+ years old) cope after an emergency situation. Another helpful resource is a 16-page Ready Kids Activity Book, which teaches children about emergency preparedness through cartoon strips, crossword puzzles and coloring pages. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s publication, Tips for Talking to Children after a Disaster: A Guide for Parents and Teachers, provides an overview of how different age groups may react to natural disasters or other traumatic events. The guide also gives pointers on how to talk to kids about a disaster, as well as other ways parents and teachers can support them.
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