Articles about Children In Disasters

Feature Articles

Keeping Kids Safe
Protecting your child during the school day is as easy as A-B-C.
(Published: September 16, 2019)

Returning to School After a Disaster: Tips to Help Your Students Cope
Teachers have an important role to play in helping children both prepare for and recover after a public health emergency.
(Published: August 2, 2019)

Helping Your Child Cope with a Disaster
Disasters are stressful events that can cause substantial harm to communities and families. It is important to keep children physically and mentally safe during and after a disaster.
(Published: April 15, 2019)

A Child’s Health is the Public’s Health
Preparing for unexpected events is an important part of keeping children safe and healthy all year long.
(Published: November 5, 2018)

Your Child Is At Risk for Mental Health Issues After a Disaster
Learn the signs of children’s mental stress to help them cope after a disaster.
(Published: May 7, 2018)

Schools and Childcare – Preparing for the Unexpected
Because an emergency can happen anywhere and at any time, it is important that schools and childcare providers prepare to protect the children in their care.
(Published: September 18, 2017)

Blog Articles

Pediatrics and Public Health: Working Together to Prepare for Emergencies
Did you know that one in four people in the United States are children? Children represent a considerable portion of our population and they are among our nation’s most vulnerable citizens. When a public health emergency or disaster strikes, children are often the most severely affected.
(Published: July 21, 2017)

The Importance of Including Children in Emergency Preparednessexternal icon
As a child care provider, by including children’s needs and children themselves in preparedness planning, you can help yourself and the children in your care be as ready as possible for an unexpected public health emergency.
(Published: May 4, 2017)

Scientific Articles

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Extending the Reach of Pediatric Emergency Preparedness: A Virtual Tabletop Exercise Targeting Children’s Needs. icon

Building Children’s Preparedness at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention One Event at a Time, 2009-2018.
To be published in September 2019.

Characteristics Associated with Presence of Pediatric Mental Health Care Policies in Emergency Departments.
Accepted for publication in Pediatric Emergency Cre Not yet published, will provide link when published

An Evaluation of the Literacy Demands of Online Natural Disaster Preparedness Materials for Families.
In press for publication in Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness. Will provide link when published.

School District Crisis Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Plans — United States, 2006, 2012, and 2016.
Kruger J, Brener N, Leeb R, Wolkin A, Avchen RN, Dziuban E.
MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2018;67:809–814.
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Elizabethkingia in Children: A Comprehensive Review of Reported Cases, 1944–2017
Dziuban E, Franks J, So M, Peacock G, Blaney D.
Clinical Infectious Diseases. Published online before print, December 2, 2017.
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A Child’s Health is the Public’s Health: Progress and Gaps in Addressing Pediatric Needs in Public Health Emergencies
Dziuban EJ, Peacock G, Frogel M.
American Journal of Public Health. Published online before print, September 11, 2017.
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Characteristics of Children Aged <18 Years with Zika Virus Disease Acquired Postnatally — U.S. States, January 2015–July 2016
Goodman AB, Dziuban EJ, Powell K, Bitsko BH, Langley G, Lindsey N, Franks JL, Russell K, Dasgupta S, Barfield WD, Odom E, Kahn E, Martin S, Fischer M, Staples JE.
Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. October 7, 2016.
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Public Health Emergency Planning for Children in Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Disasters
Bartenfeld M, Peacock G, Griese S.
Biosecurity and Bioterrorism. Published online before print, July 11, 2014.
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