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1. Minimum Standards for Child Protection in Humanitarian Action: 2019 Edition
Date Published: 10/15/2019
Format: PDF
Annotation: This 344-page second edition of the Child Protection Minimum Standards (CPMS) provides updated guidance to all humanitarian actors and programs seeking to protect and safeguard children. Years of implementing the CPMS in diverse settings revealed the need for a more user-friendly version of the Standards that would reflect recent sector learning and evidence; improve guidance on prevention, gender and age inclusion, and other cross-cutting themes; and promote applicability to a broader range of humanitarian contexts....[more] [less]
Type: Guideline/Assessment Tool
ID: 20170. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
2. Sheltering and Feeding Capabilities Definitions
Date Published: 9/2019
Format: PDF
Annotation: This five-page document defines mass care capabilities and capacities to assist National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (NVOAD) agencies in communicating to emergency management the kinds and quantities of resources necessary to deliver mass care services at the level required to meet the needs of the community. It provides definitions for each term, with a table outlining strategy, resource, kind, and available measure for the term's capability....[more] [less]
Type: Dictionary/Glossary
ID: 19994. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
3. Multi-Agency Definitions of Mass Care Terms
Date Published: 9/2019
Format: PDF
Annotation: This nine-page document provides multi-agency definitions of mass care terms for use by National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disasters (NVOAD) member agencies, emergency managers, and mass care practitioners across the nation. It provides several definitions and their sources for each category of definition....[more] [less]
Type: Dictionary/Glossary
ID: 19995. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
4. Definitions and Principles to Inform Human Trafficking Prevention
Date Published: 4/24/2019
Format: PDF
Annotation: This 13-page document describes common definitions, terminology, and principles of violence prevention to inform the development and implementation of activities to prevent human trafficking. It describes key concepts for organizations and communities to consider when integrating prevention strategies, approaches, and services into anti-trafficking efforts. It also provides a framework for the development of national, state, tribal, and local collaborations to prevent human trafficking....[more] [less]
Type: Dictionary/Glossary
ID: 19389. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
5. Sphere Glossary
Date Published: 3/2019
Format: PDF
Annotation: This 18-page glossary defines terms relevant to the Sphere Project, Sphere Handbook, and humanitarian response. It includes terms related to climate change, public health risks, and disaster-affected populations.
Type: Dictionary/Glossary
ID: 19209. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
6. DoD (Department of Defense) Directive 5101.20E: DoD Biological Select Agents and Toxins (BSAT) Biosafety and Biosecurity Program
Date Published: 1/25/2019
Format: PDF
Annotation: The purpose of this 10-page document is to establish policy and assign responsibilities for the Department of Defense (DoD) Biological Select Agents and Toxins (BSAT) Security Program, and for meeting the safety standards for microbiological and biomedical laboratories. It provides guidelines and functions for the DoD BSAT Biorisk Program, and a related glossary....[more] [less]
Type: Guideline/Assessment Tool
ID: 18748. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
7. Master Acronym List for Victim Assistance Professionals
Date Published: 12/2018
Format: PDF
Annotation: This 12-page document provides acronyms that victim assistance or allied professionals, or anyone working with victims, survivors, or communities should be familiar with in all readiness, response, and resilience activities relevant to mass violence incidents. They are related to state and local agencies, organizations, and leaders; plans, policies, procedures, and processes; laws; victim/survivor assistance and victims’ rights; and terminology used in training and technical assistance initiatives....[more] [less]
Type: Dictionary/Glossary
ID: 20112. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
8. Glossary of Terms: Climate Change
Date Published: 4/6/2018
Format: PDF
Annotation: This 55-page document is a glossary of terms related to climate change. It is Chapter 7 of the Global Warming of 1.5 Degrees C report.
Type: Dictionary/Glossary
ID: 16438. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
9. Children and Disasters: Disaster Phases
Date Published: 2018
Format: Text
Annotation: This Web page provides definitions of and information about the phases of terrorism and disaster preparedness, and lists different types of disasters, some of which occur without warning, while others leave time for preparation. It discusses the unique needs of children in disasters, and the need to ensure children's needs are addressed in all disaster preparedness plans....[more] [less]
Type: Dictionary/Glossary
ID: 18508. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
10. ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) National Network Learning Session: Innovative Ideas for Ensuring Your Emergency Operations Plans Are Inclusive for the Whole Community
Date Published: 11/9/2017
Format: Video or Multimedia
Annotation: This one-hour, 16-minute webinar explores innovative, efficient, and effective tools that will guide an agency to meet Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements for emergency preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. Resources are shared that will assist plans with compliance, while building comprehensive and collaborative partnerships in communities to enhance emergency plans. It discusses how to raise confidence in bringing the appropriate agencies to the table to help build inclusive plans....[more] [less]
Authors: Gerk, Kathryn
Type: Instructional/Training Material
Access Notes: This Web page provides presentation slides, a glossary, checklist, questionnaire, transcript, and video and audio recordings.
Direct link to video recording: http://adapresentations.org/archives/stream.php?id=133
ID: 16674. From: Disaster Lit®a database of the U.S. National Library of Medicine.
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