Preparedness: Integrating the Needs of Children

FEMA has developed a suite of materials to help improve collaboration between governments and organizations, enhance understanding, and incorporate children’s needs into plans, policies and programs.

Resources on the Community Preparedness: Integrating the Needs of Children workshop webpage provides a unique opportunity to strengthen the relationships and improve a community’s ability to prepare for and respond to disasters.

The manuals and guides can be used to conduct interactive workshops either in person or online. The workshop teaches participants how to: • Understand the importance of integrating child-specific concerns throughout their community’s emergency management program(s). • Identify necessary stakeholders to include in planning efforts. • Examine policy and program planning requirements that should be assessed for child-specific needs. • Incorporate child safeguarding principles into planning efforts.