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Establishing Teen Community Emergency Response Teams (Teen CERTs), which “can assist others following an event when professional responders are not immediately available on scene. Teen CERT training applies the CERT model to high school students and campuses.”
The Children’s Working Group will focus on the following areas, according to Fugate:
• Child-specific guidance for evacuation, sheltering, and relocation;
• Tracking and reunification of families;
• Coordinated case management support;
• Enhanced preparedness for child care centers and schools as well as for children in child welfare and juvenile justice systems;
• Enhanced national planning, including incorporation of children into national planning scenarios and exercises;
• Incorporation of children’s needs into grant guidance;
• Improved recovery coordination across the Federal government and with State, tribal and local partners in support of children’s education, health and housing;
• Consideration as to how the Federal family can help ensure child care centers are able to rebuild and restore services more quickly following a disaster; and
• Increased public awareness efforts to educate families and protect children during disasters.
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