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Addressing Child Safety in Disasters

Addressing Child Safety in Disasters

By Jennifer Arguinzoni| Vol . 21, No. 43 / November 2013

NCSL NewsOn any given day, 68 million children in the United States are out of the supervision of their parents, according to Save the Children, an independent children’s rights advocacy organization. What happens to these children during and after natural and manmade disasters is on the minds of many parents and lawmakers, especially after a year like 2013, during which schools were hit with gunfire in Connecticut, tornadoes in Oklahoma and Hurricane Sandy in the Northeast.Read more

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