Functional Capabilities: Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts

  • While this is not a true Functional Capability, it is critical that resources pertaining to these events be easily accessible, for the time being.
  • These tools and resources pertain to all event phases (preparing to recovery) for Children and Disasters.
LinkTool/Resource NameHow this Tool is UsefulKey CapabilitiesFunctional Capability Sets
Hurricane HelpThe U.S. Department of Education is working with other federal agencies, such as FEMA and DHS, to ensure continuation of critical services to students, families, and educators and the restoration of the learning environment. This website provides a list of helpful resources for individuals looking for Hurricane help as it relates to education.
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Hurricane Harvey Toolset
  • Public outreach, information, and education
  • Resource (government and private sector) management (identification, access, distribution, and monitoring)
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues
  • Hurricane Harvey and Irma Toolset
  • Response Challenges
Helping Children CopeDisasters can leave children and teens feeling frightened, confused and insecure. And kids' responses can be quite varied. It's important to not only recognize these reactions, but also help children cope with their emotions.
  • Hurricane Harvey Toolset
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Hurricane Harvey and Irma Toolset
  • Response Challenges
Hurricane Irma ResourcesThe Florida Department of Education is in contact with school districts, state colleges and universities for updates and to determine needs before, during and after emergency events. All school districts, colleges and universities are monitoring Hurricane Irma and collaborating with local emergency preparedness officials to make decisions that ensure student and staff safety. Colleges and universities are also working with students who may need assistance with relocation.
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Evacuation and shelter-in-place
  • Population-based preparedness and resilience, particularly for at-risk populations and for women and infants
  • Public outreach, information, and education
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  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Continuity of Business and Operations, and Supply Chain Management
  • Hurricane Harvey and Irma Toolset
Trauma Informed Care: Perspectives and ResourcesWill link the user – both emergency and mental health responders – with supporting information and techniques in addressing the trauma resulting from this disaster. The below URL includes the PowerPoint presentation provided to responders which provides succinct trauma-informed information, the tool’s modules and up-to-date resource information.
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Hurricane Harvey Toolset
  • Mental health services under normal conditions and post-event behavioral health management and monitoring
  • Psychological/Psychosocial Issues Related to Disaster
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  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Education, Training, and Exercises
  • Hurricane Harvey and Irma Toolset
How to Prepare for an EmergencyThis tool set provides many checklists and resources in preparing for emergencies.
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Hurricane Harvey Toolset
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Hurricane Harvey and Irma Toolset
Public Health Emergency for Hurricane HarveyThis page provides many links to stay safe during Hurricane Harvey and during recovery.
  • Animal disease surveillance, investigation, and response
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Crisis standards of care
  • Hurricane Harvey Toolset
  • Long-term temporary housing and supporting healthcare, community, and social services
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  • Education, Training, and Exercises
  • Healthcare and Related Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Plans and Resource Issues
  • Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues
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Domestic Disaster Displacement (3D) ManualThe Domestic Disasters Displacement (3D) intervention focuses on disaster evacuation, displacement, and resettlement experiences. This intervention is designed to help case managers, school staff, mental health professionals, and volunteers address the issues, reactions, and interactions that children and families are likely to experience in the process of evacuation, displacement, and resettlement. The intervention describes the characteristics of the displacement experience, explores issues related to resources and systems of care for displaced populations, provides information on the mental health impact of being displaced, and details specific issues that may arise in a community hosting displaced people.
  • Hurricane Harvey Toolset
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Hurricane Harvey and Irma Toolset
  • Plans and Integration
  • Public Engagement, Empowerment, and Information, including Media
  • Recovery and Long-Term Restoration Issues
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Listen, Protect, and Connect - Psychological First Aid for Children and ParentsYou can help your child if you: Listen, Protect, and Connect the three steps of “psychological first aid” for your child after a disaster. These steps can help your child bounce back from a disaster.
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Hurricane Harvey Toolset
  • Mental health services under normal conditions and post-event behavioral health management and monitoring
  • Psychological/Psychosocial Issues Related to Disaster
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Education, Training, and Exercises
  • Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues
  • Hurricane Harvey and Irma Toolset
Listen, Protect, Connect – Model & Teach Psychological First Aid for Students and TeachersHelping you help your students in times of disaster, school crises, or emergencies.
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Hurricane Harvey Toolset
  • Mental health services under normal conditions and post-event behavioral health management and monitoring
  • Psychological/Psychosocial Issues Related to Disaster
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Education, Training, and Exercises
  • Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues
  • Hurricane Harvey and Irma Toolset
Listen, Protect and Connect: Family to Family, Neighbor to Neighbor Psychological First Aid (PFA) for The Community Helping Each OtherWhen a disaster strikes, those around us - our family, friends and neighbors - are often the first ones to offer help. You may be close with your family and friends. With neighbors, you may just nod or wave from across the street. No matter how well you know the people living near you, the help we give and get from each other makes it easier to "bounce back" from a disaster and helps our entire community recover.
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Hurricane Harvey Toolset
  • Mental health services under normal conditions and post-event behavioral health management and monitoring
  • Psychological/Psychosocial Issues Related to Disaster
  • Read More
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Education, Training, and Exercises
  • Hurricane Harvey and Irma Toolset
Psychosocial Impacts of Disasters on ChildrenThe National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health's second HTML pediatric learning object "Psychosocial Impacts of Disasters on Children" addresses the unique psychosocial needs of children in disasters. This learning object is geared towards all health professionals. The lesson includes "In the Field", which provide examples of how healthcare practitioners applied concepts related to the psychosocial welfare of children after an event. Throughout the lesson, the learner will also complete knowledge-check quizzes to reinforce lesson content.
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Hurricane Harvey Toolset
  • Psychological/Psychosocial Issues Related to Disaster
  • Public outreach, information, and education
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Education, Training, and Exercises
  • Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues
  • Hurricane Harvey and Irma Toolset
Building Workforce Resilience through the Practice of Psychological First AidA Course for Supervisors and Leaders Individuals in health, public health, and emergency management leadership roles are faced with many challenges when their organizations are activated in response to a disaster. Although mechanisms and processes are in place to support these responses, the abrupt change in focus from normal operations to disaster response operations and the intensity of these devastating events increase the level of urgency and stress for the entire organization. Therefore, the purpose of this course is three-fold. • First, it introduces leaders to the concept of Psychological First Aid as a leadership tool to build workforce resilience. • Second, it educates leaders about the core components of Psychological First Aid. • Third, it provides an opportunity for leaders to apply PFA within scenario-based exercises.
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Continuous and sustainable process and strategy for community, organizational, and individual health resilience improvement
  • Hurricane Harvey Toolset
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  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Education, Training, and Exercises
  • Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues
  • Hurricane Harvey and Irma Toolset
Listen, Protect, and Connect: Psychological First Aid for Children and ParentsA psychological first aid tool for children and parents to help children bounce back from a disaster.
  • Emergency public health and medical, including mental health services (e.g., availability, certification, mobile assets, emergency triage and pre-hospital treatment, use of remote care technologies)
  • Mental health services under normal conditions and post-event behavioral health management and monitoring
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  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Healthcare and Related Public Health and Emergency Preparedness Plans and Resource Issues
  • Human Factors; Physical & Mental Health for Community, Family, Individual, & At Risk Group Issues
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Topic Collection: Patient Movement and Tracking(forward movement of patients, tracking and tracking systems)TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, Information Exchange) provides resources on patient movement from area healthcare facilities and tracking that can help emergency planners and responders learn more about various levels of assistance available, how to request it, how it is activated, and lessons learned from recent events. Resources are in topic categories that include Ambulance Strike Teams, Federal Patient Movement, Guidance, National Ambulance Contract Resources, and Plans, Tools, and Templates.
  • Assessment of community health resilience demographics (geography and climate, population factors, housing characteristics, economic and environmental factors, jurisdictions within the community, and cultural and political (e.g., home rule) issues and human factors of relevance to community health
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  • Communications, Critical IT Systems, Information Sharing, and Health Data Issues
  • Coordination and Collaboration across Jurisdictions, Sectors, and Disciplines
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Children and DisastersThe Children and Disasters webpage reflects resources available to support the integration and implementation of children’s disaster related needs into preparedness, planning, response and recovery efforts initiated by state, local and tribal governments, as well as stakeholders responsible for the temporary care of children.
  • Children and Disasters – Preparedness, Planning, Response and Recovery Efforts
  • Crisis standards of care
  • Effective plans and policies for health resilience response, mitigation, and recovery
  • Environmental health management
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  • Ebola, Enterovirus and Emerging Infectious Disease Planning and Response
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