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Pediatric Disaster Curated Links by Threat and Hazard
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Children & Disaster Threat and Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
Hazard Vulnerability Analysis Template (Great Lakes Region V for Kids) https://emscimprovement.center/domains/preparedness/asprcoe/eglpcdr/hva/hva_template/

Children and Disaster Hazard Awareness All-Hazards Infographic (Great Lakes Region V for Kids)
https://emscimprovement.center/domains/preparedness/asprcoe/eglpcdr/hva/hazard_awareness/

YouthPrep4All (FEMA Youth Council) All Hazard Resources https://www.youthprep4all.org/disaster-resources

Weather and climate resources (NOAA) https://www.noaa.gov/tools-and-resources/weather-and-climate-resources

Introduction: Children Count in Disasters (Natural Hazards Center) https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/children-and-disasters

Man-Made Disasters (Child Life Disaster Relief) https://cldisasterrelief.org/resources/man-made-disasters/

UNICEF Innocenti’s Report Card 17 – Places and Spaces: Environments and children’s well-being
https://www.unicef-irc.org/places-and-spaces


Wildfire
Evacuating Under Fire: Children with Special Healthcare Needs in Disaster (Natural Hazards Center)
https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/evacuating-under-fire-children-with-special-healthcare-needs-in-disaster

Wildfires (FEMA Ready Kids) https://www.ready.gov/kids/disaster-facts/wildfires

Wildfires (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/wildfires/index.html

Wildfires: What Parents Need to Know (AAP) https://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/at-home/Pages/Wildfires-Information-for-Parents.aspx

Wildfire Resources (The National Child Traumatic Stress Center) https://www.nctsn.org/what-is-child-trauma/trauma-types/disasters/wildfire-resources

Environmental Hazards for Children in the Aftermath of Wildfires (PEHSU/AAP) https://wspehsu.ucsf.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Wildfires_Recovery_Phase.pdf

Children's Health and Wildfire Smoke Exposure Workshop Recommendations (AirNow)
https://www.airnow.gov/sites/default/files/2022-01/childrens-health-wildfire-smoke-workshop-recommendations.pdf

Protecting Children from Wildfire Smoke and Ash (EPA/PEHSU)
https://www.pehsu.net/_Library/facts/PEHSU_Protecting_Children_from_Wildfire_Smoke_and_Ash_FACT_SHEET.pdf


Hurricane/Tornado
On the Road to Routine: Disruption and Recovery After Hurricanes (Natural Hazards Center)
https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/on-the-road-to-routine-disruption-and-recovery-after-hurricanes

Sesame Street Goes Through A Storm (Sesame Street) https://youtu.be/SEz1yb3WPwA

Trinka and Sam: The Rainy Windy Day (NCTSN) https://www.nctsn.org/resources/trinka-and-sam-rainy-windy-day

#HurricaneStrong for Kids(FLASH: A NOAA partner) https://hurricanestrong.org/kids/

Supporting Children in All the Spheres of Their Lives: Lessons from Katrina (Natural Hazards Center) https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/supporting-children-in-all-the-spheres-of-their-lives-lessons-from-katrina-1

Witness a Mock Tornado Drill Hunter Elementary (video) https://youtu.be/50EPN3QJ4ZA

Still At Risk U.S. Children 10 Years After Hurricane Katrina (Save The Children)
https://www.savethechildren.org/content/dam/usa/reports/emergency-prep/disaster-report-2015.pdf

Hurricane Resources National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
https://www.nctsn.org/what-is-child-trauma/trauma-types/disasters/hurricane-resources

Hurricanes (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/hurricanes/index.html

Hurricanes (FEMA Ready Kids) https://www.ready.gov/kids/disaster-facts/hurricanes

Tornado Resources National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
https://www.nctsn.org/what-is-child-trauma/trauma-types/disasters/tornado-resources

10 Tornado Safety Tips to Keep Kids Safe (Save the Children) https://www.savethechildren.org/us/what-we-do/disaster-relief-in-america/tornado-tips-for-parents

Tornados (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/tornadoes/index.html


Severe Weather/Blizzard/Snow/Excessive Heat/Climate Change
Severe Weather Emergencies (CDC)
https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/severe-weather-emergencies.html

Heat and Infants and Children (CDC)
https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/extremeheat/children.html

Winter Weather (FEMA Ready Kids)
https://www.ready.gov/kids/disaster-facts/winter-weather

Climate Resiliency in Your Community Activity Book (NOAA) https://www.noaa.gov/sites/default/files/2022-07/Activity_Book_Online_Final_Small_07.13.22.pdf


Earthquakes/Tsunamis
Earthquake Country Alliance: https://www.earthquakecountry.org/

Earthquakes (FEMA Ready Kids) https://www.ready.gov/kids/disaster-facts/earthquakes

Earthquakes (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/earthquakes/index.html

Earthquake Resources (NCSTN) https://www.nctsn.org/what-is-child-trauma/trauma-types/disasters/earthquake-resources

Ready Wrigley Book Earthquake (CDC) English https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/readywrigley/documents/13_241737_Ready_Wrigley_earthquakes_508.pdf
Spanish https://www.cdc.gov/cpr/readywrigley/documents/13_241737_ready_wrigley_earthquakes_spanish_508.pdf

10 Earthquake Safety Tips to Keep Children Safe (Save the Children) https://www.savethechildren.org/content/dam/usa/reports/emergency-prep/GRGS-EARTHQUAKE-SAFETY.PDF

Earthquakes for Kids (USGS) https://earthquake.usgs.gov/learn/kids/

Staying Safe in an Earthquake (Rocket Rules Safety Program) Video https://youtu.be/ay5lTN81u1Q

Kids Earthquake Safety - (Disaster Dodgers) Video https://youtu.be/d08QUmxzdKU

Earthquakes What Every Child Provider Should Know (FEMA) https://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/2020-03/earthquakes_what-child-care-providers-need-to-know.pdf

Tsunamis (FEMA Ready Kids) https://www.ready.gov/kids/disaster-facts/tsunamis

Tsunamis (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/tsunamis/index.html

Tsunami Resources (NCSTN) https://www.nctsn.org/what-is-child-trauma/trauma-types/disasters/tsunami-resources


Flooding/Landslides
Floods (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/floods/index.html

Floods (FEMA Ready Kids)https://www.ready.gov/kids/disaster-facts/floods

Flooding Aftermath & Children's Health (PEHSU) https://www.pehsu.net/Flooding_Aftermath.html

Flooding Resources (NCSTN)
https://www.nctsn.org/what-is-child-trauma/trauma-types/disasters/flood-resources

Mold in the Home and School: Guidance for Parents, Families, and School Personnel (PEHSU) https://www.pehsu.net/_Library/facts/R6_Mold_in_the_Home_and_School-final.pdf

Landslide Resources (NCSTN) https://www.nctsn.org/what-is-child-trauma/trauma-types/disasters/landslide-resources

Landslides and Mudslides (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/disasters/landslides.html

Landslides Lesson for Kids (Study.com)
https://study.com/academy/lesson/landslides-lesson-for-kids.html

Earth Observatory for Kids (NASA) https://www.hw.ac.uk/documents/Post4-EOKids_Landslides.pdf


Active Shooter/Blast Trauma
Best Practice Considerations for Armed Assailant Drills in Schools (NASP) https://www.nasponline.org/resources-and-publications/resources-and-podcasts/school-safety-and-crisis/systems-level-prevention/best-practice-considerations-for-armed-assailant-drills-in-schools

Tips for Protecting Children in Violence-Based Emergencies (Save the Children)
https://www.savethechildren.org/content/dam/usa/reports/emergency-prep/GRGS-VIOLENCE-EMERGENCIES-TIPS.PDF

Lockdown Drills Self Paced Training Highlights (NCSS) https://www.nc2s.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/05/Lockdown-Drills.pdf

The Bullet Points Project https://www.bulletpointsproject.org/

Averting Targeted School Violence: A US Secret Service Analysis of Plots against Schools https://bit.ly/3lH4gVj

Mass Shooting Protocol & Playbook for Mayors and City Managers https://unitedonguns.org/

K-12 Standard Response Protocol (Iloveuguys Foundation) https://iloveuguys.org/

K-12 School Shooting Database (The violence project) https://k12ssdb.org/

Creating School Active Shooter Intruder Drills (NCSTN)
https://www.nctsn.org/resources/creating-school-active-shooter-intruder-drills

Active Shooter Resources (FBI)
https://www.fbi.gov/about/partnerships/office-of-partner-engagement/active-shooter-resources

Mass Shooter Database (The Violence Project) https://www.theviolenceproject.org/mass-shooter-database/

Oklahoma City Bombing (FBI) https://www.fbi.gov/history/famous-cases/oklahoma-city-bombing

Paediatric Blast Injury Field Manual (Save the Children) https://resourcecentre.savethechildren.net/document/paediatric-blast-injury-field-manual/

Paediatric Blast Injury Field Manual (Center for Blast Injuries Studies) muli-lingual resource https://www.imperial.ac.uk/blast-injury/research/networks/paediatric-blast-injury-field-manual/

Beirut Explosion: One Year Later, One Family's Story (Save the Children)
https://www.savethechildren.org/us/charity-stories/children-stories-from-beirut-lebanon

Pediatric Blast Trauma: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Factors Associated with Mortality and Description of Injury Profiles (May 2022) https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/35603691/


Radiologic/Nuclear
Radiation Emergencies and Children (CDC)
https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/radiation-emergencies.html

Radiation Surge Annex Workshop Modules (WRAP-EM) 3 module series
https://wrap-em.org/index.php/education/rad-surge-annex-workshop

Pediatric Considerations Before, During, and After Radiological or Nuclear Emergencies Technical Report (AAP) https://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/pediatrics/142/6/e20183001.full.pdf

Planning Guidance for Response to Nuclear Detonation (FEMA) https://www.fema.gov/sites/default/files/documents/fema_nuc-detonation-planning-guide.pdf

Children and Radiation (WHO)
https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/children-and-radiation

Children of the Atomic Bomb (UCLA) https://www.aasc.ucla.edu/cab/index.html

Radiation Emergency Medical Management (REMM): https://remm.hhs.gov/index.html
Infants and Children- https://remm.hhs.gov/radiation_children.htm
Pregnant Women and Fetus - https://remm.hhs.gov/specialpops.htm

Pediatric Medical Countermeasures Resources for Public Health Preparedness (FDA) https://bit.ly/2WyoJjH

Radiation Emergencies and Children (CDC) https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/radiation-emergencies.html

Medical Countermeasures for Children in Radiation and Nuclear Disasters: Current Capabilities and Key Gaps https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6497563/pdf/nihms-1506758.pdf

National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health: Radiation Disaster Issues in Children: Knowledge Check, Primer, and Case-Based Activity. https://ncdmph.usuhs.edu/education/resources/pediatric-preparedness-radiation

Radiation Injury Treatment Network (RITN) https://ritn.net/

National Alliance for Radiation Readiness: https://www.radiationready.org/


Chemical/Biological
Teens in a Toxic Environment: Lessons from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill (Natural Hazards Center)
https://hazards.colorado.edu/news/research-counts/special-collection/teens-in-a-toxic-environment-lessons-from-the-2010-deepwater-horizon-oil-spill

Chemical Emergencies and Children (CDC)
https://www.cdc.gov/childrenindisasters/chemical-threats.html

American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) https://www.acmt.net/toxinten.html

Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit National Classroom https://www.pehsu.net/nationalclassroom.html

Decontamination: Disaster Management Resources (AAP)
https://www.aap.org/en/patient-care/disasters-and-children/disaster-management-resources-by-topic/decontamination/

Supporting Infants And Young Children Around Gas Leaks, Chemical Spills or Hazardous Material Incidents (AIMHITN) https://aimhitn.org/emergency-preparedness-2/disasters/gas-leaks-chemical-spills-hazardous-materials

National Emerging Special Pathogens Training and Education Center (NETEC) https://netec.org/

Pediatric Medical Countermeasures Resources for Public Health Preparedness (FDA) https://bit.ly/2WyoJjH

Chemical Hazards Emergency Medical Management (CHEMM) https://chemm.hhs.gov/index.html