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  • Children and Youth Task Force in Disasters

    Published: September 4, 2013
    This document 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 Administration for Children and Families (ACF) provides support.
  • Infant Feeding During Disasters

    Published: July 31, 2013
    Infographic highlighting benefits of breastfeeding, why it's important to continue doing so during a disaster, barriers to breastfeeding during disasters and how first responders can help.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Fact Sheet: What Parents Need to Know About Zika Virus

    Published: July 6, 2016
    What parents need to know about Zika.
  • Understanding Ebola: Information for Head Start and Early Head Start Parents

    Published: November 3, 2014
    With all the talk of Ebola in the news, it is natural for parents and guardians to be concerned. It is very unlikely that you or your children will be exposed to Ebola, but you may have questions. This fact sheet provides information that is helpful to you as a parent or caregiver and answers questions you may have about Ebola.
  • Understanding Ebola: For Parents of Young Children

    Published: November 3, 2014
    With all the talk of Ebola in the news, it is natural for parents and guardians to be concerned. It is very unlikely that you or your children will be exposed to Ebola, but you may have questions. This fact sheet provides information that is helpful to you as a parent or caregiver and answers questions you may have about Ebola.
  • 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.
  • 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?

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