Research Counts

Children and Disasters Special Collection

Tool Index

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CDC Social Vulnerability Index
Brief Description
Interactive mapping tool that ranks U.S. census tracts according to social vulnerability to hazards and disasters.
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Youth Preparedness Fact Sheet
Brief Description
Fact sheet providing information on how youth can get involved in disaster preparedness initiatives.
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Children in a Disaster Tool and Resources
Brief Description
List of tools and resources that can be used by parents, caregivers, teachers, health professionals, and other adults to care for children in a disaster.
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After the Storm
Brief Description
Guide to help children cope with the psychological effects of a hurricane.
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Trauma- Informed Mental Health Assessment
Brief Description
Guidelines developed by the National Child Traumatic Stress Network for screening and assessment related to trauma and children’s mental health.
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Helping Children Cope
Brief Description
Guidelines for parents to help children cope with disaster, including responses to frequently asked questions about coping at different developmental stages.
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Helping Children Cope with Disaster
Brief Description
Booklet that offers parents, caregivers, and other adults suggestions on how to help children cope with the effects of disaster, as well as how to be prepared before a disaster strikes.
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Listen, Protect and Connect: Psychological First for Children and Parents
Brief Description
Guide designed for families, neighbors, co-workers and first responders to provide psychological first aid after a disaster.
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Community Trauma Toolkit
Brief Description
Interactive toolkit of 166 different resources to support the social and emotional wellbeing of children who have experienced traumatic events.
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Food Safety for Infants After a Disaster
Brief Description
Guidelines for safe practices feeding infants after a disaster.
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Infant Feeding in Emergencies
Brief Description
Guidelines for safe practices feeding infants after a disaster.
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Pregnant Women in Disasters and Emergencies: Health Information Guide
Brief Description
Collection of articles related to pregnant women’s health in disasters
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Emergency Information Form for Children with Special Health Care Needs
Brief Description
Patient-specific emergency information form for children with special healthcare needs, offered by American Academy of Pediatrics and American College of Emergency Physicians.
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Emergency Kit Checklist for Families with Children and Youth with Special Healthcare Needs
Brief Description
Checklist of items to include in an emergency kit for families with children and youth with special healthcare needs.
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Getting To Outcomes Guide for Community Emergency Preparedness
Brief Description
Comprehensive guide to implementing evidence-based public health interventions in emergency preparedness.
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Disaster Recovery Tracking Tool
Brief Description
A web-based resource that local government stakeholders and others can use to track the quality and progress of disaster recovery.
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Children and Youth Task Force in Disasters: Guidelines for Development
Brief Description
Guidelines for considering children and youth’s needs in disaster preparedness and response.
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Guide for Developing High-Quality School Emergency Operations Plans
Brief Description
Comprehensive guide to developing or revising existing school Emergency Operations Plans.
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Safer, Stronger, Smarter: A Guide to Improving School Natural Hazard Safety
Brief Description
Comprehensive guide that provides up-to-date, authoritative information and guidance that schools can use to develop a comprehensive strategy for addressing natural hazards.
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Continuity Guidance Circular
Brief Description
FEMA’s Continuity Guidance Circular provides guidance on the integration of continuity concepts, provides a common foundation for understanding continuity, and guides the development of other tools and resources.
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Creating, Supporting, and Sustaining Trauma-Informed Schools: A System Framework
Brief Description
Framework for creating a trauma-informed school environment that addresses the needs of all students, staff, administrators, and families who might be at risk for experiencing the symptoms of traumatic stress.
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Public Assistance Program and Educational Facilities Frequently Asked Questions
Brief Description
Provides answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Public Assistance Program.
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Teacher Guidelines For Helping Students After A Hurricane
Brief Description
Guidelines for teachers for helping students after a hurricane event.
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Community Mapping through Transect Walks
Brief Description
Information and instructions for completing a transect map of communities.
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Child-Centered Disaster Risk Reduction Toolkit
Brief Description
Collection of written modules designed to help countries, groups, and organizations work with children to reduce disaster risk and increase community resilience.
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Take Care: A Tool Kit
Brief Description
Guidelines for collaborating with children and including them in disaster preparedness and response efforts.
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Kia Pakari: Schools' Resilience Programme
Brief Description
Program for educators to build resilience in schools through inclusion of students.
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Children in Disasters and Emergencies: Health Information Guide
Brief Description
Collection of articles related to children’s health in disasters.
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Youth Preparedness Catalog
Brief Description
Catalog of youth disaster preparedness programs, curricula, resources, and activities.
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Community Advancing Resilience Toolkit
Brief Description
Toolkit outlining resilience-building processes and providing support tools that can be used for youth engagement and skill building.