A useful list of tools and publications developed within international projects or organizations, addressed to CP operators and families to educate, prepare for and respond to the effects of different kind of disasters when dealing with children in emergency situations.

 

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Psychosocial Centre of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
On “Children’s Resilience Programme” section a lot of downloadable material to help children in crisis giving psychological support in and out of schools. A complete resource kit that guides teachers and trainers in the planning and implementation of a children’s resilience programme.

 
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CHILDREN'S CHARTER  is a child-centered approach to define an action plan for disaster risk reduction developed for children by children. Consultation were conducted by UNICEF, Save the Children, World Vision and Plan. Downloadable in pdf.

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A report by the CHILDREN IN A CHANGING CLIMATE COALITION supported by Plan International, Save the Children, UNICEF, UNISDR and World Vision. It aims to respond to the question of how the five priorities for disaster risk reduction (DRR), identified by the Children’s Charter for DRR, can be achieved.

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GET READY GET SAFE: is a pioneering Save the Children initiative designed to help US communities prepare to protect and care for the vulnerable children in times of crisis. On the website many videos, articles, downloadable checklist for child care professional in case of disaster and many more interesting usable materials. They aim of the initiative is to generate child-focused emergency plans, provide emergency training and ensure emergency resources before crisis strikes.
By registering in the Get Ready Get Safe Training Hub it is possible to gain access to FREE TRAININGS and resources that can help prepare for and respond to the needs of children in emergencies. They are self-paced courses which build skills and foster professional development and continuing education opportunities. Individuals who complete trainings receive a certificate of completion for each course.

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FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) supports the Department of Homeland Security by improving the competencies of the U.S. officials in Emergency Management at all levels of government to prepare for, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the potential effects of all types of disasters and emergencies on the American People Here a complete free accessible interactive training course for “Planning for the Needs of Children in Disasters”.

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TENTS-TP (The European Network for Traumatic Stress - Training & Practice) is a European founded project that from 2007 and 2009, established a community wide network of expertise on posttraumatic stress treatment for victims of natural and other disasters and examined which interventions are effective in the aftermath of disaster and whether these are available throughout Europe. TENTS produced an evidence-based model of care with dissemination materials as brochures and guidelines and e-learning materials. Guidelines, dissemination materials and the e-module are free accessible and partly downloadable. The Train the trainer’s package for trainees is available on request.

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The disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation page dedicated to children of PLAN INTERNATIONAL, one of the oldest and largest children's development organizations in the world.

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POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER: The Management of PTSD in Adults and Children in Primary and Secondary Care. This guideline has been developed to advise on the treatment and management of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The guideline recommendations have been developed by a multidisciplinary team of healthcare professionals, PTSD sufferers and guideline methodologists after careful consideration of the best available evidence. Here the link to the chapter dedicated to children and young people with PTSD.

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The Elementary School Book approved by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education with teaching materials for reaction in crisis management. Downloadable in pdf.

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The High School Book approved by the Bulgarian Ministry of Education with teaching materials for reaction in crisis management. Downloadable file in pdf.

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Child Welfare Information Gateway – a US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families and Children’s Bureau website which gather a lot of downloadable resources for preparing, responding and recovering from emergencies and disasters children and their families.

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RACCE Raising earthquake Awareness and Coping Children’s Emotions is a EU project funded by the Civil Protection 2010 Call aimed at palliate the emotional burden and help children to cope in case of a  serious natural hazard such as earthquakes. In the "Deliverable" page, the Educational Kit with books, videos, activities addres to be used by teaching in connection with school curricula.

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YouthPrevention.ProModern Approaches for Prevention Amongst Children in Europe is a EU project funded by the Civil Protection Financial Instrument Call 2010 which create a partnership of professional public and private institutions and organizations amongst the EU countries, through which exchange expertise and best practices in the sphere of prevention against natural disasters and hazards in terms of successful prŠ¾tection of children and youngsters. The Educational tools developped by the project are available on the website.

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The website of the American Academy of Pediatrics, has a dedicated page about school safety during emergencies including how evacuation plans in school should be implemented and communicated to students and their families and  Guidelines to Keep in Mind When Talking with Children about School Safety.

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BUSSOLA FAMIGLIA was a project promoted by Safe the Children Italy and the Association Focolare Maria Regina after L’Aquila earthquake in 2009. The project provided psycho-educational support services for families and children and a specialized training of volunteers “Tutore della Resilienza” (Resilience Tutors). Based on the field experience of Aquila Earthquake, a “Guidelines for children protection during emergencies” was drafted with the aim of creating an innovative tool of national utility to support the implementation of stable and coordinated actions in terms of preparedness and post emergencies actions.

”Orientamento per la protezione dei bambini nelle emergenze” downloadable in pdf.

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 A downloadable study produced by the Australian Government about Emergency Management Planning for Children and Young People.

 

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