Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Caring for Children in a Disaster
DisasterAssistance.gov: The Nation's First Stop for Disaster Relief
The Disaster Assistance Improvement Program's (DAIP) mission is to provide disaster survivors with information, support, services, and a means to access and apply for disaster assistance through joint data-sharing efforts between federal, tribal, state, local, and private sector partners.
Visit the Disaster Assistance Improvement Program website
Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA)
FEMA's website provides disaster victims with information on how to access a variety of support services, including government benefits, hotlines for finding loved ones, and more.
Visit the FEMA website
Additional FEMA resources:Keeping Children Safe after Hurricane Harvey
(available in English, Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Spanish, Tagalog, Urdu, and Vietnamese)National Disaster Housing Resource CenterNational Disaster Recovery Framework
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Policy Guidance: Disclosure of Student Information Related to Emergencies and Disasters
This guidance from the U.S. Department of Education, issued in June 2010, answers questions about the sharing of personally identifiable information from students' education records to outside parties when responding to emergencies, including natural or man-made disasters.
Download Disclosure of Student Information Related to Emergencies and Disasters
Lessons Learned for Protecting and Educating Children after the Gulf Coast Hurricanes
This May 2006 report from the United States Government Accountability Office (GAO) discusses the challenges encountered and lessons learned in locating missing children, locating and serving Louisiana's displaced foster children, and reopening K-12 schools and educating displaced school-aged children after the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricanes.
Download Lessons Learned for Protecting and Educating Children after the Gulf Coast Hurricanes
Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools Technical Assistance Center
The Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) Technical Assistance (TA) Center supports grantees funded under the Readiness and Emergency Management for Schools (REMS) discretionary grant program by providing emergency management resources, training, and publications. The Center also helps non-grantee local educational agencies (LEAs) and private schools with improving and strengthening their emergency management plans through the provision of resources, responses to technical assistance requests, and facilitation of emergency management for schools training events.
Visit the REMS TA Center website
Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event
U.S. Department of Education: Hurricane Help
U.S. Department of Education: Tips for Helping Students Recovering from Traumatic Events