Children in Disaster Situations


March-April 2011
Children and disaster planning: The National Commission on Children and Disasters' findings and recommendations (PDF) exit disclaimer
Journal of Emergency Management
By Emily Cathryn Cornette and Angelique Pui-Ka So

March 2011
Children and disasters: Breaking the Cycle of Neglect (PDF) exit disclaimer
Natural Hazards Observer
By Chris Revere

March 21, 2011
Japan: What if It Happened Here?exit disclaimer
The Huffington Post
By Mark Shriver and Irwin Redlener

March 18, 2011
When disaster strikes, will the U.S. healthcare community be ready?exit disclaimer
By Janice Simmons

March 15, 2011
Budget Eliminates Emergency Grants; Districts Regroupexit disclaimer
Education Week
By Nirvi Shah

March 14, 2011
Group Questions U.S. Capacity to Provide Countermeasures for Nuclear Disaster (PDF - 40KB) exit disclaimer
Congressional Quarterly
By Jennifer Scholtes

March 14, 2011
Redlener: U.S. has not reached a single one of its goals in order to respond to a megadisasterexit disclaimer
In the Arena,
By Jay Kernis

March 11, 2011
Why America Isn't Ready for a Disasterexit disclaimer
The Daily Beast
By Irwin Redlener

March 11, 2011
The Limits of Safeguards and Human Foresightexit disclaimer
The New York Times
By John Schwartz

March 1, 2011
Mind the Gap: Planning for Our Real Communities (PDF - 38KB)
International Association of Emergency Managers Bulletin
By Bruce Lockwood

February 15, 2011
The Winter Danger that May Surprise You
The Huffington Post
By Mark Shriver

February 13, 2011
Report: Half of children killed in fires are under age 5
USA Today
By Steve Sternberg

January 18, 2011
Merry Carlson- Emergency Prep & the Big Bad World (mp3)exit disclaimer
Kids These Days!, Southcentral Alaska

November 16, 2010
Commission reviews child safety during disastersexit disclaimer
Federal News Radio 1500AM, Federal Drive

October 28, 2010
Homeland Security visits elementary schoolexit disclaimer
By Cynthia Hodges

October 26, 2010
One Poll That Can’t Get Lost in the Electoral Stormexit disclaimer
The Huffington Post
By Mark Shriver

October 22, 2010
Disaster Planners Should Give Higher Priority to Kids: Surveyexit disclaimer
Bloomberg Businessweek
By Robert Preidt

October 12, 2010
Report Finds ‘Persistent’ Gaps in Preparedness for Childrenexit disclaimer
Homeland Security Today
By Anthony L. Kimery

October 9, 2010
President Barack Obama urged to focus on children during disasterexit disclaimer
By Bruce Alpert & Jonathan Tilove

October 8, 2010
Report: U.S. unprepared to care for children in major emergencyexit disclaimer
By Ashley Hall

October 7, 2010
Kids Left Out of Major Disaster Plansexit disclaimer
ABC17 News Mid-Missouri
By Kristie Reeter

October 7, 2010
NCC EMS Chief Larry Tan- Disaster plan for children (mp3)exit disclaimer
WDEL 1150AM, Delaware Morning News

October 7, 2010
Children and Disasters Panel Sends Recommendations to Obama and Congress (PDF - 107KB)
Congressional Quarterly HOMELAND SECURITY
By Matt Korade, CQ Staff

October 7, 2010
U.S. unprepared to care for kids in major disaster
USA Today
By Steve Sternberg

October 5, 2010
Commission to call for better disaster planning for children
By Tom Cohen

September 20, 2010
Medical disaster preparedness for children requires special attention
American Medical News

September 5, 2010
Do you know where your children are?
Washington Post editorial

September 5, 2010 – 12:37 p.m.
Panel Urges Major Changes to Children’s Disaster Care (PDF - 32kb)
Congressional Quarterly HOMELAND SECURITY
By Matt Korade, CQ Staff

September 2, 2010
Children of Disaster Need Help
Miami Herald

August 30, 2010
Looking Back at Katrina
NPR, Morning Edition

August 30, 2010
Are Schools Today Better Prepared for Disaster?
Education Week

August 27, 2010
The Legacy of Katrina’s Kids

August 25, 2010
Commission calls for more attention to kids' needs following disasters
Government Executive

August 25, 2010
Five Years Beyond Katrina (8-minute interview with Chris Revere airs immediately following the national news break)
Mississippi Edition, Mississippi Public Broadcasting

August 23, 2010
National Commission on Children and Disasters Meeting

August 23, 2010
Hurricane Katrina’s Toll on Children’s Spirits Lingers
New Orleans Times-Picayune

February 15, 2010
Officials Provide Early Glimpse of Obama Administration’s Biosecurity Review
Congressional Quarterly Homeland Security

February 10, 2010
Federal Panel Studying Proposal for Children’s Emergency Services Database
Congressional Quarterly Homeland Security

February 10, 2010
Opinion: As Haiti Recovers, Give Children Special Attention exit disclaimer
USA Today

February 9, 2010
Opinion: Bioterrorism Threatens U.S. Children exit disclaimer
POLITICOChairperson Mark Shriver speaks to National Press Club audience

January 10, 2010
Guest editorial: Nation's response system is flawed exit disclaimer
The Tennessean

January 6, 2010
A National Commission is recommending schools with children create back-up plans when disasters strike
Iowa Public Radio
A National Commission wants to make changes to how local communities treat children during and after disasters
Iowa Public Radio
National Commission Studying Iowa's Disaster Response for Children exit disclaimer
National Commission on Children and Disasters visits Iowa exit disclaimer
Commission wants to change how children are treated in disasters exit disclaimer
Radio Iowa

December 25, 2009
Children's needs shouldn't fall through the cracks during a disaster exit disclaimer
Washington Post

December 18, 2009
Landrieu Bill Aids Children During Declared Disasters exit disclaimer
The Advocate

December 17, 2009
Sens. Landrieu and Alexander Introduce Children in Disasters Bill exit disclaimer
AOL News

October, 2009
Baby Gap: Children in Disasters exit disclaimer
EMS on the Hill

October 26, 2009
Q and A with Commissioner Sheila Leslieexit disclaimer
State Legislatures Magazine

October 26, 2009
Kids and the Fluexit disclaimer
State Legislatures Magazine

October 21, 2009
Children "at risk" as a result of poor disaster planning exit disclaimer
Federal News Radio

October 20, 2009
Oberstar: FEMA Bill Should Provide for Special Needs Groups
Congressional Quarterly Homeland Security
Looking Out for the Very Young, Elderly and Others with Special Needs: Lessons from Katrina and other Major Disasters exit disclaimer
U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee hearing on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management

October 16, 2009
President Gets a Warm Welcome, And a Hot Question, in New Orleansexit disclaimer
Washington Post

October 15, 2009
Dr. Irwin Redlener Interview: On Deadline with Sid Salter exit disclaimer
Super Talk Mississippi Radio
Katrina’s Kids exit disclaimer

October 14, 2009
Landrieu Welcomes National Commission on Children and Disasters Interim Report exit disclaimer
Bayou Perspective

October 13, 2009
Bringing Children to the Forefront, Panel Recommends Sweeping Changes to Disaster Plans
Congressional Quarterly Homeland Security

October 11, 2009
Children at Center of Storm Reportexit disclaimer
The Advocate

October 6, 2009
Commission Urges Disaster Planners Not to Forget Needs of Childrenexit disclaimer
Mobile Press-Register

October 5, 2009
National Press Club Luncheon Video exit disclaimer
Commission Chairperson Mark Shriver and FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate discussed gaps and shortfalls surrounding children in disasters, the ongoing partnership with FEMA and the Commission, and the Commission's recommendations to address these gaps in an Interim Report to the President and Congress.
Leaders Adding Children to Emergency Plans
Congressional Quarterly Homeland Security

September 21, 2009
Experts: Child Services Lacking
The Advocate

September 20, 2009
Care of Children During Disasters is Focus of Federal Reportexit disclaimer
The Times-Picayune

September 20, 2009
Changes for Children Suggestedexit disclaimer
Disaster News Network

September 15, 2009
Children’s Needs Should Receive Priority in Disaster Planning: Commission
Congressional Quarterly

September 15, 2009
Commission Issues Report on Children in Disasters
Associated Press

August 26, 2009
Commissioner Bruce Lockwood, CEM, Detailed Interview on Commission exit disclaimer
Code Red! Online Radio Show

August 12, 2009
National Commission Addresses the Unique Needs of Children During Disastersexit disclaimer
Emergency Management Magazine

August 5, 2009
Executive Director Chris Revere Discusses Commission's Effort exit disclaimer
News Channel 8's NewsTalk with Bruce Depuyt

August 4, 2009
Focusing on Children in Disasters: Evacuation Planning and Mental Health Recovery exit disclaimer
Senate Ad Hoc Subcommittee on Disaster Recovery Hearing
More Focus Sought on Children in Disastersexit disclaimer

August 4, 2009
U.S. Not Ready to Help Children in Disasters, FEMA Chief Saysexit disclaimer
McClatchy Newspapers

July 28, 2009
New National Emergency Shelter Standards for Childrenexit disclaimer
Health News Digest

July 20, 2009
Report to Assess Gaps in Disaster Planning for Children exit disclaimer
Emergency Management Magazine

July 10, 2009
Dr. Anderson Gives In-Depth Interview on Commission
Mississpipi Public Broadcasting's Mississippi Edition
Transcript (PDF 20KB)
Dr. Anderson Discusses Commission
KTRH 740AM Houston, TX
Transcript (PDF 9KB)

February 28, 2009
Federal Commission Studies Recovery Plans for Children (Doc 27KB)
Advocate Capitol News Bureau

February 28, 2009
When Disaster Strikes, Who's Minding the Kids? (Doc 27KB)
Coffee Brown, University of New Mexico, Talk Radio News

January 28, 2009
Nonprofits Worry About '05 Storm Victimsexit disclaimer

December 22, 2008
National Commission on Children and Disasters will send members to Louisiana to review Post-Katrina situationexit disclaimer

October 19, 2008
Children of the Stormexit disclaimer
Good Morning America, ABC News

October 14, 2008
What About the Children? A National Commission Starts Work to Make Sure the Young Aren't Forgotten During Disastersexit disclaimer
Washington Post

October 6, 2008
Overlooked: The Littlest Evacuees (PDF 2MB)

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