The Kids in Disasters (KIDs) Working Group was officially established as a subcommittee of the Orange County Disabilities Access and Functional Needs (DAFN) Working Group in February 2013.
Mission: To engage public and private community, government and healthcare organizations and individuals to promote coordinated efforts and partnerships to ensure that infants’ and children’s needs are met before, during, and after disasters.
Identify and share information on Orange County-specific child-focused resources
Share information on new and developing policies and standards regarding children in emergencies, best practices supporting child safety and well-being, and initiatives that support children, before, during and after disasters
Provide input into Orange County Operational Area and other emergency response plans and annexes to ensure they address children’s comprehensive needs during emergencies
Provide training opportunities for organizations, support agencies, and institutions interested in enhancing emergency readiness for children
Include organizations providing services to children in emergency preparedness and response exercises
Milestones and Upcoming Events
Kids going back to school?
Review your school’s/child care’s disaster plan.
Update your emergency contact list for persons authorized to pick up your child.
Build an emergency kit with your children and review your family plan!
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