In Case of Emergency: Call 911

Call 911 if someone is experiencing a life-threatening situation:

  • not breathing
  • is unconscious
  • seizing/convulsing
  • is bleeding profusely

It is recommended that families with children with special or chronic medical needs contact their Local Police/EMS Services to pre-coordinate an emergency response plan if needed in the future.

CPR, First Aid and AED Training

American Red Cross
American Heart Association

State Services & Resources

Family Violence
Substance Abuse
Child Abuse and Neglect 

NJ Poison Helps (NJ Poison Control) 

NJ COVID-19 Information for Families
NJ COVID-19 Mental Health Resources for Youth

Perinatal Mood Disorders & Postpartum Depression 
Safe Haven (Anonymous Drop-off for Unwanted Infants)

TEXT to 911: “Call When You Can... Text If You Can't” 

Crises/Screening Centers (DHS Division of Mental Health Services)
Crises Response Services for Children with Behavioral Health Needs

Catastrophic Illness in Children Relief Fund (Assistance with Extraordinary Medical Bills) 

Register Ready: Emergency Response Registry for Families with Children with Special Needs

Department of Health: Office of Emergency Medical Services
Department of Health: Public Health Emergency Preparedness & Response

Department of Health: Communicable Disease Service & Public Health Updates
Department of Health: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Guidance, Information and Call Center

Office of Emergency Management: Planning & Preparation for Families 
Office of Emergency Management: Planning & Preparation for Schools and Day Care

NJ Parent Link Weather & Community Central: Emergency Preparedness, Readiness & Response 

Federal Resources

Poison Help  
Coping with Stress 

Food & Water Safety
Power Outages: Safety & Preparation
Preventing Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Natural Disasters and Extreme Weather
Environmental Risks to Infant & Children's Health

Disaster Planning & Safety for Expectant & New Parents
Caring for Children During a Disaster or Traumatic Event

Safety Messages For Pregnant, Postpartum & Breastfeeding Women During Disasters

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Guidance, Information & Resources
CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) In the News/Current Health Issues

Community Resources

NJ Local Public Health Departments
NJ 211 (Access to Community/General Resources)

American Red Cross: Finding Assistance 
American Red Cross: Recovering After a Disaster or Emergency  

Save the Children: Emergency Response 
Save the Children: Emergency & Disaster Preparation for Children  

Save the Children: Coronavirus Outbreak (Focus and Facts on Children) 
Save the Children: Child Health, Safety & Development Risks during a Health Crisis

National Association of School Psychologists: Talking to Children about COVID-19
National Association of School Psychologists: Talking to Children about Crises Events (American Academy of Pediatrics): Helping Children Cope After a Disaster (American Academy of Pediatrics): COVID-19 Information & Guidance for Parents

National PTA: School Violence and Traumatic Events 
American Psychological Association: Helping Children Manage Distress in the Aftermath of a Shooting

La Leche League International: Breastfeeding During Emergencies

Professional Resources

The New Jersey Center for School Safety 
NJLINCS (New Jersey's Health Alert/Health Services Portal) 

Public Health Emergency: Public Health & Medical Emergency Support
(US DHHS, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness & Response)