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Emergency Planning Guide for Child-Serving Organizations


Seven Steps of Emergency Planning


The information in this guide is organized around seven steps for planning.


If you are using the guide to learn about promising practices in emergency preparedness, you can review the information that you need by going to the steps that are relevant to you.

If you are using the guide as a tool for developing an emergency plan, we recommend that you access the information for each step in the order in which it is presented.


Recommended Links and More

We also have assembled a list of Recommended Links on Emergency Planning. The information in this guide and the links we recommend all represent information from expert panels or leading federal or other public or private organizations with expertise on emergency preparedness. All the sources have been produced by experts in the field or have been reviewed by knowledgeable reviewers, and our team also reviewed the materials to ensure that they align with current practices in the field and are clear and accurate.

Additionally, if you are using this guide to develop your organization's emergency plan, you can use our sample Emergency Preparedness Notebook Table of Contents both as a checklist and to organize the information for your plan.