New York Children's Issues Task Force Report

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This report details lessons learned by the New York Children's Issues Task Force, which was led by the NY State Office of Children and Family Services and the Administration for Children and Families Region 2 Office in the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. The issues and recommendations from the report are meant to provide helpful guidance to other Children and Youth Task Forces that may be formed to address the needs of children, youth, and families in future disasters, both in New York and in other states nationwide.

Read the report.

Featured Resources

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