The National Center is pleased to announce the publication of a new guidance, Reviewing Deaths of Children in Disasters and Mass Fatality Events. This guidance provides working definitions for fatality review professionals to help them understand disasters, the types of deaths attributable to disasters, best practices in reviewing disaster-related fatalities, the partners teams should engage, additional documentation that supports effective review in these types of cases, and community resources for disasters and community care.
The National Center extends its most sincere thanks to disaster preparedness and responses colleagues at the CDC, and fatality review partners from Clark County, Nevada; Connecticut; and Puerto Rico for their needed input in the crafting of this resource.
The guidance can be found on the National Center’s website at www.ncfrp.org/wp-
content/uploads/NCRPCD-Docs/ Guidance_Deaths_of_Children_ in_Disasters.pdf