New York Children's Issues Task Force Report
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.
The Post-Disaster Child Care Needs and Resources document is designed to address the challenges that families and child care providers (including centers, in-home, and family child care providers) may experience following a disaster. The workgroup on Post-Disaster Recovery of Child Care identified several concerns and issues that adversely impact child care services following disasters, as well as federal and nongovernmental organization (NGO) support that may provide relief in those instances. This document serves to catalogue those resources by the identified gaps for 1) families in need of child care and 2) child care providers and communities.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Disaster Human Services Concept of Operations (CONOPS) provides the conceptual framework for coordination and guidance of HHS federal-level human services for preparedness, response, and recovery for disasters and public health emergencies.
This document introduces partners to the Children and Youth Task Force in Disasters concept. It provides recommendations to states, Tribes
Whole community collaboration & emergency planning to reunify children separated from parents or legal guardians in the event of large disasters.
An infographic depicting your family's risk in a disaster.