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Online Guide for Children in Disasters and Emergencies
(DIMRC, EMSC, ASPR - 9/2014)

Developed by the National Library of Medicine's Disaster Information Management Research Center (DIMRC), in collaboration with the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR), the Health Resources on Children in Disasters and Emergencies is a compendium of online resources related to medical and public health issues on this topic. Links are provided to both journal articles and to other documents and materials that may be useful in preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery activities. Its intent is to consolidate the multitude of resources available across a variety of organizations, websites, databases, and training sites, making the search for relevant materials simpler and more direct.

For more information about the online guide, access the archived webcast "Not Just Small Adults: Health Resources on Children in Disasters and Emergencies," which originally aired on September 11. The webcast included presenters from DIMRC, the EMSC National Resource Center (NRC), and ASPR.

Please note that this new online guide will replace the PEDPrepared database, which was recently removed from the EMSC NRC website. 

Children in Disasters - Hospital Guide For Pediatric Preparedness

Post-Disaster Reunification of Children:  A Nationwide Approach

American Academy of Pediatrics - Pediatric Preparedness Resource Kit

Pediatric Readiness Project

Essential Pediatrics Domain Considerations For Every Hospitals' Disaster Preparedness Policies

FEMA Children and Disasters Website

Children and Disasters Newsletter

The National Mass Care Strategy Multi-Agency Reunification Services Plan Template

Unaccompanied Minor Registry

The Children in Emergency Planning Guide

Minimum Pediatric Care Standards for NYS Hospitals, Emergency Departments and Intensive Care Units

Family Information Center Planning Guide for Healthcare Entities

Medical Countermeasures for Children in Public Health Emergencies, Disasters or Terrorism

Evacuation of a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in a Disaster: Lessons from Hurricane Sandy

Ensuring the Health of Children in Disasters

Checklist: Guidelines for Care of Children in the Emergency Department

Near-Term Strategies to Improve Pediatric Surge Capacity During Infectious Disease Outbreaks

Addressing Preparedness Challenges for Children in Public Health Emergencies

Stanford OB Disaster Planning Toolkit

Pediatric Readiness Resource Toolkit

Pediatric/Neonatal Disaster Planning Reference Guide

Health Resources on Children in Disasters and Emergencies

National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health (NCDMPH)

Pediatric/Neonatal Disaster and Medical Surge Plan and Preparedness Toolkit

Pediatric Surge Planning: Train-the-Trainer

Pediatric Aspects of Hospital Preparedness

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Disaster Preparedness Advisory Council (DPAC)