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Emergency Preparedness

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Children & Disasters

Provides information and resources about disaster and terrorism preparedness to meet children’s needs. Example resources include readiness kits and checklists, information on how to help children cope in a disaster, and more.
aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Children-and-Disasters

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Healthy Children

The website has information on a wide range of health topics, including safety, fitness, school issues, dating, substance abuse; emotional wellness, including helping children handle stress, psychiatric medications, grief. It also provides information about healthy living, family life, immunizations, developmental stages and more.
healthychildren.org

American Red Cross Central & Southern Ohio Region

Offers disaster presentations, First Aid, CPR, AED, Basic Life Support (BLS) for health care professionals, babysitting and child care, swimming and water safety and lifeguarding classes/training to the public. Visit their website for a schedule of classes, pricing and registration information.

Central & Southern Ohio Regions:

  • Central Ohio
    995 East Broad Street, Columbus, Ohio 43205
    (614) 253-2740
  • East Central Ohio
    143 South Thirtieth Street, Newark, Ohio 43058
    (740) 349-9442
  • South Central Ohio
    181 North Bridge Street, Chillicothe, Ohio 45601
    (740) 772-2014
  • Miami Valley
    370 West First Street, Dayton, Ohio 45207
    (937) 222-6711
  • Greater Cincinnati Tri-State
    2111 Dana Avenue, Cincinnati, Ohio 45207
    (513) 579-3000

redcross.org/local/ohio/central-and-southern-ohio.html
redcross.org/take-a-class

CDC Emergency Preparedness & Response

Provides information and resources on emergency preparedness to help protect you and your loved ones, as well as resources for emergency health professionals and information recent national incidences. Their website also provides information on how to care for children of various needs in a disaster and how to help them cope after a disaster.
1600 Clifton Road, Atlanta, Georgia 30329
(800) 232-4636 or (888) 232-6348 TTY
emergency.cdc.gov
Caring for Children in a Disaster: cdc.gov/childrenindisasters

Disaster Assistance Improvement Program (DAIP)

This website provides information and support for survivors of  a natural event or human-caused disaster. Go online to find a list of disasters declared by FEMA, apply for assistance, find emergency shelters, and information on how to prepare your family for emergencies.
FEMA Disaster Assistance Helpline: (800) 621-3362
disasterassistance.gov

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

FEMA is responsible for organizing government-wide relief efforts after a disaster. They provide information, resources and toolkits for family and youth on emergency preparedness, planning, response and recovery efforts.
500 C Street Southwest, Washington, DC 20472
For Disaster Survivors: (800) 621-3362 (7-1-1 or Video Relay Service Available) or (800) 462-7585 TTY

Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security (FCEM&HS)

Offers a Citizen Preparedness Program which helps children, seniors and people with functional needs on what to do before, during and after an emergency. You can also receive free emergency notifications to help keep you and your family safe through their emergency alert system.
5300 Strawberry Farms Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43230
(614) 794-0213
fcemhs.org
ALERT Franklin County: alertfranklincounty.org

IMPACT Safety

IMPACT Safety is a personal safety and violence prevention program through LifeCare Alliance. The program includes safety awareness, emotional skills, boundary setting, and physical self-defense skills. They offer specialized programs for kids, teens, adults, seniors people with disabilities, women of color, businesses, and personalized options. Trainings require a fee, but need-based scholarships are available. Community programs are offered for free several times per year throughout Columbus.
1699 West Mound Street, Columbus, Ohio 43223
(614) 437-2884
impactsafety.org

Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness (OCSWA)

Promotes statewide severe weather safety and preparedness. They also inform residents of weather hazards that typically affect Ohio. They have disaster preparedness kits, weather alert apps and safety resources.
weathersafety.ohio.gov

Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Office of Health Preparedness

Provides information to families to prepare for the possibility of natural disasters, accidents, power outages, intentional acts and other emergencies that disrupt daily life.
odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/public-health-emergency-preparedness

Ohio Emergency Management Agency

Work with local, state and federal agencies in an effort to bring resources of recovery and support to Ohioans impacted by a disaster, both natural and man-made. In addition to disaster response and recovery they offer education, training, planning, preparedness resources.
2855 West Dublin-Granville Road, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 889-7150
ema.ohio.gov

Ohio PTA

Parent Teacher Associations (PTAs) are networks of families and educators supporting children’s learning. The Ohio PTA offers annual $500 scholarships for high school seniors pursuing higher education at a college or university, a technical certification, or Special Education degree. Students must attend a school in a district with official PTA status to apply. The National PTA offer additional awards and programs. Their website has tons of helpful information for parents and educators on topics like special education, state assessments, college readiness, summer learning, safety, and more.
40 Northwoods Boulevard, Columbus, Ohio 43235
(614) 781-6344
Ohio PTA: facebook.com/OhioPTA
National PTA: pta.org/home/family-resources

PBS Kids When Something Scary Happens

This website offers resources to help families cope in emergencies and other challenging times. They provide videos that include familiar PBS characters, age-appropriate activities, and resources for parents about preparation, coping and resiliency.
pbskids.org/learn/when-something-scary-happens

Ready

Educates and empowers people to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. They provide information and resources in different languages, covering various topics on preparedness. Also, they offer a special website for kids, and local and national opportunities for youth.
ready.gov
Ready Kids: ready.gov/kids

Ready Ohio

Educates and empowers Ohioans to prepare for and respond to emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters that are likely to occur in Ohio. They offer information and resources on their website.
ready.ohio.gov

Sesame Street in the Communities

Provides information and videos to help children thrive and deal with issues that affect children’s lives. Resource topics include health and wellness, social-emotional skills, trauma, diversity and inclusion, and school readiness. They offer videos, games, and worksheets for children to explore, and free webinars for parents and educators.

Sesame for Families: sesameworkshop.org/resources
sesamestreet.org/home

USAGov

An official guide to federal information and services. Use the website to find helpful, easy-to-read information on topics like how the government works, government benefits, disability services, immigration and citizenship, taxes, legal issues and more. The website can also be used to register to vote, print tax forms or check on a tax refund, file a complaint, and other government-related tasks.
(844) 872-4681
usa.gov


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