and Child Care Partners
This page contains resources for
community pediatric planning, including child care and school planning. For
example: Samples and examples of child care facility emergency planning
templates, facility emergency operations plans, and community disaster drills.
Child Care Facilities Emergency Planning Guide & Templates Working Together to
be Prepared - Planning guide directed to day care providers and facility
managers, intended to provide assistance in meeting planning requirements
necessary to protect employees and children in the facility. The document
provides planning instructions, a template facilities can use to insert
information, and emergency checklists. Developed by Arkansas Department of Human
Services, Division of Child Care and Early Childhood Education, Child Care
Licensing. Rev 10/1/10
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 - Updated June 2011.
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
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, December 2004.
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, August 2005.
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, January 2007.
Preparation for Terrorist Threats: Explosive Devices - Article that is
part of a collaborative effort by experts in the field of emergency preparedness
to complete an overview begun by the late Michael Shannon, MD, MPH, on the
current challenges and future directions in pediatric disaster readiness.
Mulligan, Levy and Rokusek. Clinical Pediatric emergency Medicine Volume 10,
Issue 3, September 2009.
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 2010.
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, November
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, May 2008.
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.
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