Emergency Response

Photo of young child with a thermometer suffering from a fever.

Planning an Effective Response for the Next Epidemic — with Children in Mind

ACF's Dallas Regional Office focuses on children and the early childhood development community during emergency planning conference.

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Damaged homes in seaside town, Mantoloking, NJ. Photo Adam DuBrowa/FEMA

Hurricane Sandy: Thinking of our Families, Children and Child Care Providers

ACF continues to help rebuild communities affected by the storm.

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Photo of an American flag waving on top of debris from a home destroyed by Hurricane Sandy.

Preparedness Year-Round – 'We Have Seen'

Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response works hard to provide information and tools to better prepare ACF programs and the individuals, families and communities served by them.

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Photo of Marc Fisher in the kitchen preparing cup cakes with his child.

Emergency Preparedness with Dad

How does a single father have enough time to discuss emergency preparedness with his two sons?

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Moore, Okla., residents visit their property as volunteers clean up the debris. The area was struck by a F5 tornado on May 20, 2013. Andrea Booher/FEMA

Helping Families and Providers Prepare for Emergencies

September is National Emergency Preparedness Month.

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Emergency Preparedness for the Rest of Us

Living life paycheck to paycheck, emergency preparedness was the least of Amy Grissom's worries. But prepared families recover much faster than unprepared ones.

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Photo of a house destroyed by floods, laying on the side of a damaged road in Colorado. Photo courtesy of Steve Zumwalt/FEMA

A National Preparedness Week in Colorado

A major disaster during National Preparedness Month provides a stern reminder to be prepared.

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Who Has Time for Preparedness Anyway?

You have a plan to pick up your kids from soccer practice, but what if the plan is derailed by disaster – do you have a plan for that?

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Pens, Paper, Pencils and Preparedness!

As you prepare for the school year begins, you should also ask yourself, is your family ready if the unexpected occurs?

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Breastfeeding, Because It’s Easy, Right?

World Breastfeeding Week is celebrated the first week of August. ACF employee and new mom LT. Tala Hooban shares her experience and resources.

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