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Shelov SP, Altmann TR, Hannermann RE. 2019. Caring for your baby and young child: Birth to age 5. (7th ed.). New York, NY: Bantam Books, 1 v.

Annotation: This guide to the first five years of life gives parents and caregivers comprehensive guidance on essential baby and childcare topics including breastfeeding, immunizations, sleep, and much more. All of the advice, including the complete health encyclopedia, has been fully revised and updated to reflect current AAP policy

Contact: American Academy of Pediatrics, 345 Park Boulevard, Itasca, IL 60143, Telephone: (630) 626-6000 Secondary Telephone: (847) 434-4000 Fax: (847) 434-8000 Web Site:

Keywords: Behavior, Child care, Child development, Child health, Childbirth, Children, Developmental stages, Emergencies, First aid, Immunization, Infant development, Infant health, Infants, Parenting

Rhode Island Department of Health, Oral Health Program. [2018]. Dental trauma decision tree. Providence, RI: Rhode Island Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 1 p.

Annotation: This tool is designed to aid school nurses, teachers, and athletic coaches in treating minor dental emergencies. It provides information about what to do in case of injury to a primary or permanent tooth, with different instructions depending on the nature of the injury. General information about what to do in a dental emergency is included.

Contact: Rhode Island Department of Health, Oral Health Program, 3 Capitol Hill, Providence, RI 02908, Telephone: (401) 222-5960 Fax: (401) 222-4415 Web Site:

Keywords: Emergencies, Injury, Oral health, Treatment

Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health. [2016]. Dental first aid. Baltimore, MD: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health, 13 pp.

Annotation: This flip chart provides instructions on what to do and what not to do to manage dental emergencies. It is designed for school nurses, school health aides, teachers, school administrators, Head Start coordinators, child care providers, other health and administrative personnel, and parents.

Contact: Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Office of Oral Health, 201 West Preston Street, Third Floor, Baltimore, MD 21201, Telephone: (410) 767-5300 Secondary Telephone: (800) 735-2258 Fax: (410) 333-7392 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Consumer education materials, Emergencies, First aid, Oral health, Resources for professionals

American Public Health Association, March of Dimes. 2014-. Preparedness tips for pregnant moms and families with infants. Washington, DC: American Public Health Association, multiple items.

Annotation: This fact sheet series provides information on emergency preparedness for pregnant women and families with infants. Topics include tips for getting ready before a disaster, planning emergency supplies, during and after a disaster, and knowing the signs of preterm labor. Separate fact sheets provide tips for creating a disaster kit and preparing for earthquakes, hurricanes, tornados, and wildfires. One fact sheet is available in English and Spanish. More information, including guidelines for customizing the fact sheets, is available from the website.

Contact: American Public Health Association, 800 I Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20001-3710, Telephone: (202) 777-2742 Secondary Telephone: Fax: (202) 777-2534 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Disaster planning, Emergencies, Families, Health planning, Infants, Life planning skills, Multimedia, Parents, Pregnant women, Spanish language materials

U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration, Emergency Medical Services for Children Program; Emergency Medical Services for Children National Resource Center; Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response; National Library of Medicine, Disaster Information Management Research Center. 2014-. Health resources on children in disasters and emergencies. Bethesda, MD: National Library of Medicine, multiple items.

Annotation: This website is a compendium of resources related to medical and public health issues of children in disasters and emergencies. Contents include links to journal articles and other documents and materials that may be useful in preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery activities. Resources are national or international in scope. Topics include natural disasters; chemical and biological agents, radiologicals and nuclear, and explosives (CBRNE); psychological and behavioral health; and special topics such as children with disabilities, school and care providers, hospital preparedness, resilience, and pandemics.

Contact: National Library of Medicine, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20894, Telephone: (301) 594-5983 Secondary Telephone: (888) 346-3656 Fax: (301) 402-1384 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Communicable diseases, Databases, Disaster planning, Disasters, Emergencies, Emergency medical services for children, Hospitals, International health, Mental health, Resilience, Resources for professionals, Schools, Special health care needs

Save the Children. 2014. A national report card on protecting children during disasters. Westport, CT: Save the Children, 1 v.

Annotation: This report evaluates basic state emergency preparedness plans for children in each state and the District of Columbia, and highlights a critical standard that every state should have in place to address the most vulnerable children in child care. Standards discussed include an evacuation plan for children in child care, plans for reuniting children with their families after a disaster, a plan for children with disabilities and those with access and functional needs, and a multi-hazard plan for K-12 schools. The report provides state-by-state data with successful examples as well as a description of the study methodology.

Contact: Save the Children, 501 Kings Highway East, Fairfield, CT 06825, Telephone: (203) 221-4000 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Children, Children with special health care needs, Disaster planning, Emergencies, Infants, State surveys, Young children

U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Policy, Planning, and Innovation. 2014. Crisis services: Effectiveness, cost-effectiveness, and funding strategies. Rockville, MD: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 54 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes the evidence base on the clinical effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of different types of crisis services, and then presents case studies of different approaches that states are using to coordinate, consolidate, and blend fund sources in order to provide robust crisis services.

Contact: U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, One Choke Cherry Road, Rockville, MD 20857, Telephone: (877) SAMHSA-7 Secondary Telephone: (877) 726-4727 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: HHS Pub. No. (SMA)-14-4848.

Keywords: Case studies, Collaboration, Cost effectiveness, Crisis intervention, Emergencies, Financing, Integrated services, Mental health services, Program evaluation, Service coordination, State programs

American Academy of Pediatrics. 2014. Children and disasters: Disaster preparedness to meet children's needs. Elk Grove Village, IL: American Academy of Pediatrics,

Willoughby B. (2013). A guide for administrators, counselors and teachers: Responding to hate and bias at school. Montgomery, AL: Teaching Tolerance, 41 pp.

Annotation: This book, primarily for school administrators, also helps teachers, staff, counselors, and students find guidance in responding to a bias incident or hate crime. The guide is divided into three sections: before, during, and after a crisis occurs. Topics include assessing the school climate with an eye towards defusing tension, preventing escalation, and avoiding problems; key points to consider when responding to a bias or hate incident; and addressing long-term planning and capacity building for the future, including development of social and emotional skills.

Contact: Teaching Tolerance, c/o Southern Poverty Law Center , 400 Washington Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36104, Telephone: (334) 956-8200 Fax: (334) 956-8488 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Crisis intervention, Emergencies, Hate crime, Needs assessment, School counseling, School health services, School personnel, School violence

University of Kentucky, Center for Business and Economic Research. 2013–. National health security preparedness index. Lexington, KY: University of Kentucky, Center for Business and Economic Research, annual.

Annotation: This index identifies strengths and gaps in the protections needed to keep people safe and healthy in the face of large-scale public health threats, and tracks how these protections vary across the U.S. and change over time. Contents include current and past findings and methodology, key changes, data, measures, guiding principles, and frequently asked questions. Topics include health security surveillance, community planning and engagement coordination, incident and information management, health care delivery, countermeasure management, and environmental and occupational health.

Keywords: Community coordination, Community participation, Disaster planning, Emergencies, Environmental health, Hazards, Health care delivery, Management information systems, Measures, Occupational health, Population surveillance, Safety, Trends

U.S. Government Accountability Office. 2013. National preparedness: Efforts to address the medical needs of children in a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear incident. Washington, DC: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 39 pp.

Annotation: This report focuses on efforts to address children's needs in the event of a chemical, biological, rediological, or nuclear (CBRN) incident. The report examines (1) the percentage of CBRN medical countermeasurments in the Strategic National Stockpile that are approved for pediatric use, (2) challenges the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) faces in developing and acquiring CBRN medical countermeasures for the pediatric population and the steps it is taking to address them, and (3) ways that DHHS has addressed the dispensing of pediatric countermeasures in its emergency response plans and guidance and ways that state and local governments have addressed this issue.

Contact: U.S. Government Accountability Office, 441 G Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20548, Telephone: (202) 512-3000 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: GAO-13-438.

Keywords: Child health, Children, Emergencies, Disaster planning, Guidelines

Johnson H, Ling CG, Gulley KH. 2013. Curriculum recommendations for disaster health professionals: The pediatric population. Rockville, MD: National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, 27 pp.

Annotation: This peer-reviewed set of pediatric-focused curricular recommendations is a reference tool developed to aid in disaster education and training for health professionals. The tool is intended for educators, program directors, and curriculum developers to use in planning education and training on pediatric issues in disaster health for a wide range of health professionals. The resource is organized according to four phases of disaster response: mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The recommendations weave these competencies and critical topics within a framework of an adapted model for disaster response.

Contact: National Center for Disaster Medicine and Public Health, University of the Health Sciences, 11300 Rockville Pike, Suite 1000, Rockville, MD 20852, Telephone: (240) 833-4444 Fax: (240) 833-4435 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child health, Competency based education, Curricula, Disaster planning, Educational materials, Emergencies, Training materials

Pennsylvania Department of Health, PA Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, Center for Public Health Readiness and Communication, Drexel University School of Public Health. 2013. A communications toolkit for public health emergencies that impact children: Resources for pediatric practices, schools, and childcare programs. [Harrisburg, PA]: Pennsylvania Department of Health, 24 pp.

Annotation: This toolkit provides resources for pediatric practices, schools, and child care programs related to emergencies that impact children. The toolkit includes communication checklists for how to plan in advance, respond when an emergency occurs and help children recover from the experience. It also provides practice templates and guidelines related to infectious diseases, environmental hazards, text messaging, and social media; and a communications flowchart on sharing child-related information during a public health emergency.

Contact: Pennsylvania Department of Health, Health and Welfare Building, 625 Forster Street, Eighth Floor West, Harrisburg, PA 17120, Telephone: (877) 724-3258 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Child care, Child health, Children, Communicable diseases, Communication, Disaster planning, Emergencies, Environmental exposure, Pediatricians, Schools

Synergy Enterprises. 2013. Guide for developing high-quality school emergency operations plans. Washington, DC: U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Justice, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Federal Emergency Management Agency, 67 pp.

Annotation: This guide is intended to help planning teams responsible for developing and revising school emergency operation plans (EOPs) in their efforts. The guide discusses the principles of school emergency management planning; a process for developing, implementing, and continually refining a school EOP with community partners (e.g., first responders and emergency management personnel) at the school building level; the form, function, and content of school EOPs; and other topics that support school emergency planning.

Contact: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Nebraska Avenue Complex, Washington, DC 20528, Telephone: (202) 282-8000 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Collaboration, Disaster planning, Emergencies, Schools

U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response. 2013. Children and youth task force in disasters: Guidelines for development. [Washington, DC]: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, Office of Human Services Emergency Preparedness and Response, 14 pp.

Annotation: These guidelines describe the children and youth task force model, which strives to bring together agencies, organizations, and professionals that serve children and adolescents during disasters into a single forum for shared strategic coordination to meet children's and adolescents' needs. The guidelines, which are geared toward emergency management, human services, and public health professionals, introduce the concept of the model; provides recommendations to states, tribes, territories, and local communities interested in launching their own task forces; and outlines how the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families can provide support.

Contact: U.S. Administration for Children and Families, 370 L'Enfant Promenade, S.W., Washington, DC 20447, Telephone: (202) 401-9215 Secondary Telephone: (800) 422-4453 Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Children, Collaboration, Disaster planning, Emergencies, Families, Family support services, Program coordination, Task forces

National Association of School Nurses. 2013. Partnering to make oral health a priority. Silver Spring, MD: National Association of School Nurses, 3 items.

Annotation: This videocast outlines school nurses' role in providing oral health leadership in school settings. Topics include providing oral health information and resources, establishing parent partnerships, providing preventive oral health care, and responding to dental emergencies.

Contact: National Association of School Nurses, 1100 Wayne Avenue, Suite 925, Silver Spring, MD 20910, Telephone: (240) 821-1130 Secondary Telephone: (866) 627-6767 Fax: (301) 585-1791 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Emergencies, Health care delivery, Leadership, Multimedia, Oral health, School health services, School nurses, Videos

Child Welfare Information Gateway. 2013. Leaving your child home alone. Washington, DC: Child Welfare Information Gateway, 6 pp.

Annotation: This fact sheet for parents provides information about when it is appropriate to leave a child home alone. Topics include what to consider before leaving a child home alone (including age and maturity, legal guidelines, circumstances, and safety skills); tips for parents (including have a trial period, role play, establish rules, discuss emergencies, check in, talk about it, and don't overdo it); and resources, including state-specific links.

Contact: Child Welfare Information Gateway, Administration on Children, Youth, and Families, Children's Bureau, 1250 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Eighth Floor, Washington, DC 20024, Telephone: (800) 394-3366 Secondary Telephone: E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Adolescents, Age factors, Children, Communication, Consumer education materials, Emergencies, Parent child relations, Parenting skills, Safety

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Population Health. 2013. Voluntary guidelines for managing food allergies in schools and early care and education programs. Atlanta, GA: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 103 pp.

Annotation: These guidelines provide practical information and planning steps for parents, district administrators, school administrators and staff, and early childhood education (ECE) program administrators and staff to develop or strengthen plans for food allergy management and prevention. It includes recommendations for each of the five priority areas that should be addressed in each school’s or ECE program’s Food Allergy Management Prevention Plan: (1) ensure the daily management of food allergies in individual children, (2) prepare for food allergy emergencies, (3) provide professional development on food allergies for staff members, (4) educate children and family members about food allergies, and (5) create and maintain a healthy and safe educational environment.

Contact: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, GA 30329-4027, Telephone: (800) 232-4636 Secondary Telephone: (888) 232-6348 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website.

Keywords: Emergencies, Food allergies, Planning, Prevention services, School age children, School food services, Young children

Wizemann T, Reeve M, Altevogt B, and Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events, Board on Health Sciences Policy. 2013. Preparedness, response, and recovery considerations for children and families: Workshop summary. Washington, DC: National Academies Press, 226 pp.

Annotation: This report summarizes a workshop convened in June 2013 by the Institute of Medicine Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events to discuss disaster preparedness, response, and resilience relative to the needs of children and families, including children with special health care needs. It examines resilience strategies that lead to successful recovery in children after a disaster and discusses current approaches and interventions to improve recovery in children.

Contact: National Academies Press, 500 Fifth Street, N.W., Keck 360, Washington, DC 20001, Telephone: (202) 334-3313 Secondary Telephone: (888) 624-8373 Fax: (202) 334-2451 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-309-29458-4.

Keywords: Children, Disaster planning, Disasters, Emergencies, Families, Meetings

Bugden EA, Martinez AK, Greene BZ, Eig K. 2012. Safe at school and ready to learn: Comprehensive policy guide for protecting students with life-threatening food allergies. Alexandria, VA: National School Boards Association, 49 pp.

Annotation: This policy guide addresses the elements that the Food Safety and Modernization Act of 2010 requires be included in the federal voluntary guidelines that the act directs the Secretary of Health and Human Services to develop in partnership with the Secretary of Education. The guide focuses on the rationale for policy; the essential partnership of schools, families, and health professionals in supporting individual student needs; the need for planning and training to respond to food allergy-related emergencies; the value of communication and education for all parents, students, and school personnel; and the importance of a coordinated, systemic approach that reflects best practice for chronic life-threatening conditions. It includes a checklist for schools to assess the extent to which this guide’s components are included in food allergy policy and implemented in practice, as well as examples of state and local education policies.

Contact: National School Boards Association, 1680 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, Telephone: (703) 838-6722 Fax: (703) 683-7590 E-mail: Web Site: Available from the website. Document Number: ISBN 978-0-88364-314-3.

Keywords: Adolescent health, Child health, Chronic illnesses and disabilities, Communication, Education, Emergencies, Families, Food allergies, Health policy, Legislation, Policy development, Program coordination, Public policy, Safety, School age children, School health, Training

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This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number U02MC31613, MCH Advanced Education Policy, $3.5 M. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.