The following is a release from FEMA:
The National Center for Disaster Preparedness (NCDP) at Columbia University carries out research and develops resources to help the Nation prepare for, respond to, and recover from large-scale disasters. Each month, NCDP publishes a Children & Disasters Bulletin. The bulletin highlights news, tools, and best practices in children’s disaster preparedness, response, and recovery for clinicians, public health practitioners, emergency managers, researchers, and educators. To read the latest issue, visit http://ncdp.columbia.
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Other NCDP resources include:
- The Resilient Children/Resilient Communities Initiative, developed in partnership with GSK and Save the Children®, which aims to analyze, recommend, and implement procedures, training, and guidance to help communities protect children after disasters.
- Children & Disasters: Top 10 Things to Know, a list of tips for helping children cope with the psychological effects of a disaster before, during, and after a potentially traumatic event occurs.
- The Preparedness Wizard online tool, which explains five key steps families can take to better prepare for disasters.
- Common Stress Reactions Experienced by Children (1–18 Years) after a Disaster, a fact sheet that explains how and why children respond to stress following a traumatic event, as well as how practitioners can help them through their reactions in healthy, positive ways.