The NJ Department of Human Services - Hurricane Relief Information including links for water and ice distribution, emergency shelters and warming centers.
DisasterAssistance.gov -DisasterAssistance.gov is a secure, user-friendly U.S. Government web portal that consolidates disaster assistance information in one place. If the President declares a disaster and designates it for individual assistance, you can apply for assistance at DisasterAssistance.gov. Currently, 17 U.S. Government agencies, which sponsor almost 60 forms of assistance, contribute to the portal. Local resource information to help keep citizens safe during an emergency is also available.
Federal Emergency Management Administration (FEMA) - FEMA offers disaster information, declared disasters, and emergencies; learn about the different types of disasters and hazards; maps; plan/prepare for hazards; protect your family and property; State and community plans; recover and rebuild; what to do after a disaster; emergency outdoor water sources; ways to purify water; how to cook without power. Find a checklist to help prepare now for sudden emergencies. FEMA also offers resources for helping children deal with disaster including a publication
Child Care Aware of America - To support your organization and the families and providers you serve, we have posted a dedicated section on our website which contains a number of links to disaster and emergency resources that can support your recovery work
National Afterschool Association - Disaster Prepardness, Forms, Checklists and Resources
HealthyChildren.org - Hurricane Disaster Fact Sheet from the American Academy of Pediatrics
Teaching Strategies for Early Childhood - Helping Young Children Rebound After a Natural Disaster
Mobile Insurance Claims Units - Some insurance companies are offering claims processing at mobile catastrophe units located throught the state. These locations provied an additional alternative for residents to file their insurance claims besides the typical routes such as through one's insurance agent or via telephone. This list will constantly change, so please check back to see if additional companies or locations have been added.
The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry’s Disaster Resource Center – this website provides an overview of children’s reactions to disasters, how to talk with children about a disaster, and when to be concerned about a child’s response, including potential signs of PTSD in children.
Talking to Children about Earthquakes and other Natural Disasters—this list provides suggestions for how to talk to children about natural disasters.
Recovery After a Hurricane—this is a good basic overall resource for parents and caregivers about hurricanes, their impact on children and families, what parents, teachers and others can do to help children cope with hurricanes, as well as activities for children and adolescents. Please see the additional Description, Readiness, andResponse tabs for additional information.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network Manual of Psychological First Aid: Appendix E—this particular appendix consists of a series of handouts that cover possible adult reactions to disasters and inappropriate/appropriate coping mechanisms, parenting tips for helping specific age groups cope with disaster, and tips for adults regarding drug and alcohol use and relaxation in confronting disaster.