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  • Children and Youth Task Force in Disasters: Guidelines for Development (Spanish)

    Published: November 3, 2017
    Children and Youth Task Force in Disasters: Guidelines for Development (Spanish) introduces the Children and Youth Task Force model in response to disasters and public health emergencies. It provides recommendations to states, Tribes, territories, and local communities interested in launching their own task forces, and outlines how the Administration for Children and Families can provide support.
  • 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.
  • Fact Sheet: What Parents Need to Know About Zika Virus

    Published: July 6, 2016
    What parents need to know about Zika.
  • Lo que Head Start y los programas de cuidado infantil deben saber sobre el virus del Zika

    Published: July 6, 2016
    Se cree que el virus del Zika se transmite a las personas mediante las picaduras de los mosquitos; también ha habido por lo menos un caso documentado de transmisión por vía sexual.
  • Lo que los padres deben saber sobre el virus del Zika

    Published: July 6, 2016
    Se cree que el virus del Zika se transmite a las personas mediante la picadura de mosquitos, aunque también ha habido evidencia de la transmisión por vía sexual. La enfermedad es normalmente leve con síntomas que duran desde varios días hasta una semana. Alrededor de 1 de cada 5 personas infectadas con el virus del Zika desarrolla síntomas. La hospitalización no es común. Ha habido brotes del virus del Zika en Brasil, México, varios países de Centroamérica y Sudamérica, en algunas islas del Caribe, como Puerto Rico e incluso ha habido algunos casos recientes en EE.UU.
  • Post-Disaster Child Care Needs and Resources

    Published: July 6, 2016
    The Post-Disaster Child Care Needs and Resources document is designed to address the challenges that families and child care providers may experience following a disaster.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Measles: What Programs Serving Children and Families Should Know

    Published: February 13, 2015
    For ACF-supported human services programs that serve children, youth, and families, news reports about the outbreak of measles cases in a number of states may be especially concerning. Staff may have questions about what they can do to help prevent the spread of measles, and how to provide accurate information to parents.
  • 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.

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