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  • Ebola: The Facts for Head Start Programs

    Published: November 3, 2014
    For parents and guardians of the more than one million children from birth to age five who receive comprehensive services each day through Head Start and Early Head Start programs, as well as for Head Start program staff members, the recent reports of patients with Ebola Virus Disease in the United States can be understandably concerning. Head Start and Early Head Start programs are encouraged to use this fact sheet to answer questions staff may have and support staff, children, and families.
  • How Do I Talk to My Child about Ebola?

    Published: November 3, 2014
    In order to reduce your child’s fears of Ebola, it is best to limit his or her exposure to TV reports on the disease. You may also need to monitor your child’s use of social media and the internet. Be cautious about discussing Ebola where children may overhear. If your children ask questions, make time to listen to their concerns and answer their questions.
  • Ebola: Planning Considerations for Human Services Programs

    Published: November 3, 2014
    For managers and staff at human services serving children and families, the recent reports of patients with Ebola Virus Disease in the United States can be understandably concerning. Human services programs are encouraged to use this fact sheet to support staff, clients, and communities.
  • New York Children's Issues Task Force Report

    Published: September 2, 2014
    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.
  • Infographic: How high is your family's risk in a disaster?

    Published: September 4, 2013
    Since 2002, an average of 151 federally recognized disasters and emergencies strike the U.S. each year. How high is your family's risk in a disaster?
  • 2010 National Commission on Children and Disasters Report to the President and Congress

    Published: October 1, 2010
    The report was prepared under an Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) contract to Abt Associates (Contract No. 290-06-00011-10).
  • Fact Sheet: Disaster Case Management Program

    Published: January 3, 2012
    The Disaster Case Management Program (DCMP) is a federally funded program administrated by the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families (ACF).
  • Infographic: Preparedness for Moms - Packing and Planning for Disasters while Pregnant

    Published: October 21, 2015
    Packing and planning for disasters while pregnant and with kids.
  • OHSEPR Fact Sheet

    Published: January 1, 2016
    After Hurricane Katrina, OHSEPR was created to provide policy development, coordination, guidance and support to the ACF Assistant Secretary, Programs and the ACF Regional Offices. This development arose from the White House Report on the Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina, which summarized key recommendations for improving disaster preparedness, response, and recovery in the U.S.
  • ACF Disaster Waivers and Flexibilities FAQs

    Published: October 20, 2017
    ACF program flexibilities and waivers that are available to States, Tribes, Territories and grantees during emergencies and disasters. The FAQ document provides programmatic and administrative guidance for each ACF program that has emergency flexibilities and waivers.

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