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Programmatic and administrative information on each ACF program that has emergency waivers and flexibilities.

Disaster Human Services Workshop

From Hurricane Katrina to Paradise Wildfires, Exploring Themes in Disaster Human Services
January 14, 2021

OHSEPR sponsored the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine-hosted online workshop on disaster human services.

Packing and planning for disasters while pregnant and with kids.

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?

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.

Repatriation

June 22, 2020

The U.S. Repatriation Program was established in 1935 under Section 1113 of the Social Security Act to provide temporary assistance to private U.S. citizens and their dependents identified by the Department of State (DOS) as having returned from a foreign country to the United States because of destitution, illness, war, threat of war, or a similar crisis, and are without available resources.

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.

What parents need to know about Zika.

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.

For center-based and home-based child care providers, the recent reports of patients with Ebola Virus Disease in the United States can be understandably concerning.  CCDF grantees and partners are encouraged to use this fact sheet to answer questions staff may have and support staff, children, and families.