Disaster Preparation and Response
This resource identifies common reactions that children of varying ages and developmental stages may have in response to wildfires and recommends strategies for how to help.
This American Red Cross resource recommends safety and recovery precautions to take in the aftermath of a disaster as well as ideas on what to do to help make yourself and your home safer from future disasters.
This California Department of Education webpage shares a 2015 Management Bulletin regarding guidance from the U.S. Department of Agriculture on steps that state agencies, school food authorities, institutions, and sponsors participating in child nutrition programs (CNP) can take when responding to state or federally declared disasters in affected communities.
Companion resource: California National School Lunch Program Application for Meal Reimbursement During Disaster
This California Department of Education webpage offers guidance, grants, training, and resources for local educational agencies (LEAs) related to the management of natural disasters and emergency hazards.
This National Association of School Psychologists resource provides tips for parents and teachers on how to support children's coping strategies in the aftermath of a wildfire through fostering supportive relationships and helping children understand their own reactions.
This National Center for Homeless Education webpage provides informational and practical resources on serving students who have been displaced and are experiencing homelessness as the result of a disaster.
This National Child Traumatic Stress Network fact sheet offers parents guidance on helping their children after a wildfire. It describes common reactions children may have after a wildfire, what to do to help, and self-care tips for parents.
Available in Spanish: Guía para Padres con Hijos Que Han Sido Afectados por Incendios
This SchoolHouse Connection webpage summarizes five key policies schools can implement to provide stability, normalcy, and support for children and youth who are displaced by disasters and provides quick tips for their implementation. The webpage also links to related resources for more information.
This Youth Collaboratory checklist can help youth-serving organizations assess current emergency preparedness plans and develop stronger outcomes by identifying and establishing key partners and stakeholders, streamlining policies and procedures, and increasing overall community collaboration.