The recovery phase refers to the actions taken from the time the emergency ends until the needs of staff, children, and families are met. It includes helping affected families resume their daily activities and helping all those affected cope with the aftermath of the emergency. Recovery can last for a few days, weeks, months, or even years.
The goals of the recovery phase are to:
- Rebuild your facility or home if necessary, and restore services as quickly as possible.
- Meet the needs (physical, health, emotional) of children, families, and staff.
- Provide a supportive and caring environment that brings normalcy back into children’s lives. https://childcareta.acf.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/public/1509_rg_epr_providers.pdf
Incorporating recovery resources into your emergency-preparedness plan can help you reach these goals more quickly while providing mental health and emotional support to children, families, and staff.
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National Centers: Early Childhood Health and Wellness
Last Updated: October 7, 2019