- Partner Organizations and Webpages
This page contains links to
organizations and webpages with resources and tools for pediatric preparedness.
Materials may be of interest to individuals and families, community planners and
child care partners, or healthcare system partners. For example: American
Academy of Pediatrics and the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC)
National Resource Center.
Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) - State agency with
the mission to protect the vulnerable, promote strong and economically
self-sufficient families, and advance personal and family recovery and
resiliency. The DCF Child Care Main webpage contains resources for parents and
child care providers.
Florida Department of
Health, Bureau of Preparedness and Response Disaster Behavioral Resources
- Links to resources to assist families, planners, and professionals including
documents on, Age Appropriate Reactions to Trauma and Common Reactions to Stress
and Tips to Cope.
Department of Health, Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) -
The webpage includes emergency guidelines for schools, and other resources and
information related to pediatric emergency care in the healthcare system.
FloridaDisaster.org - Florida Division of Emergency Management website
with disaster information and resources for families, children, persons with
disabilities, and businesses.
American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Children and Disasters - Website
with a wide variety of disaster preparedness resources, tools, and presentations
for pediatricians, child care providers, families, hospitals, policymakers, and
American Academy of Pediatrics - YouTube Video channel - A collection of
AAP presentations. Several videos are designed to help families communicate with
children before, during, and after a disaster. Includes videos on Disaster
Preparation Basics, Media and Disasters, and Mental Health After Disasters.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Preparedness Resources for
Pediatric Offices and Hospitals - Contains a collection of documents and
resources such as: A Disaster Preparedness Plan for Pediatricians.
Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) National Resource Center
- The center maintains a searchable database of publications and resources
including toolboxes. Toolboxes are collections of information and resources on a
specific topic of interest. Each toolbox has resources for healthcare providers
and families. In addition to other topics there is a toolbox for Pediatric
FEMA National Training and Education Online Course Catalog - The FEMA
Emergency Management Institute offers on-line courses including courses to
assist schools in emergency planning and preparation for school-based incidents.
For example: IS-100.SCa Introduction to Incident Command System for Schools and
IS 362- Multi-Hazard Emergency Planning for Schools.
National Association of Child Care Resource & Referral Agencies (NACCRRA)
- The Children and Disasters webpage contains information, publications, and
resources for emergency preparedness in child care. Many resources for parents,
child care providers, policy makers, and the media are available free online.
National Association of Children's Hospitals (NACH) and National Association of
Children's Hospitals and Related Institutions (NACHRI) - Not-for-profit
organizations of children's hospitals, large pediatric units of medical centers
and related health systems. The organizations work to ensure access to health
care and the continuing ability of children's hospitals to provide needed
National Association of School Psychologists - Association that supports
school psychologists to enhance the learning and mental health of all children
and youth. The site contains information for parents and educators on coping
with crisis and disasters.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network - Established to improve access
to care, treatment, and services for traumatized children and adolescents
exposed to traumatic events. The site contains resources for parents and
caregivers, schools, policy makers, professionals, and the media.
National Network for Child Care (NNCC) - Emergencies and Disaster
webpage with links to general information, programming, and research resources
for parents, educators, planners, and health professionals.
National Training Institute for Child Care Health Consultants -
Emergency Preparedness Resource Database contains links to numerous
organizations and agencies involved in pediatric preparedness.
Save the Children - An independent organization dedicated to creating
change in the lives of children in need. The Save the Children, Emergency
Response Domestic Disaster Support page contains reports, publications, and fact
sheets for the Child-Friendly Spaces program, disaster lessons learned, planning
guides, resilient and ready communities, psychosocial programs, and more. The
page also provides links to other children's preparedness resources.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) -
Disaster Behavioral Health Preparedness and Response Resources - SAMHSA webpage
that provides disaster preparedness and recovery resources for professionals who
assist individuals and communities in coping with disaster. Includes resources
for children as a population group.
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.
U.S. Department of Education Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools
Technical Assistance Center - Supports schools, school districts, and
institutions of higher education in emergency management, including the
development and implementation of comprehensive emergency and crisis response
plans. The site includes links to training, Webinars, grant programs, and other
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and
Families, Office of Child Care - Child Care Resources for Disasters and
Emergencies. The page includes resources for Child Care and Development Fund
Grantees and Child Care Providers.
RESOURCES FROM OTHER STATES
Children's Hospital Los Angeles Pediatric Disaster Resource and Training Center
- Provides training, resources, and new models of virtual linkages with
health care centers throughout Los Angeles County. The resource center contains
presentation videos and an interactive Triage Game (Surge World).
Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children - Illinois EMSC is a
collaborative program of the Illinois Department of Public Health and Loyola
University Medical Center. The Pediatric Disaster/Multicasualty Preparedness
webpage provides information on pediatric disaster preparedness and contains
links to a variety of related resources.
Pediatric Preparedness Resource Catalog - Contains a listing of and link
to pediatric preparedness resources developed and disseminated by the Illinois
Emergency Medical Services for Children as well as other resources that can
assist in pediatric preparedness efforts. February 2011.
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