CHILDisaster NETWORK
Criteria for Participation

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CRITERIA FOR AAP STANDBY TEAMS TO HELP IN COMPLEX HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCIES

Training

  • Specialty Training in Child Health Disciplines, including Pediatrics, Pediatric Nursing, Child Psychology, Child Psychiatry, Pediatric Surgery
  • Short course in disaster training such as "Management of Complex Humanitarian Emergencies: focus on children and families"
  • Updated training in neonatal and child resuscitation.

Experience

  • Ideally, individual should have had some experience in domestic or overseas disaster situations.
  • Work experience which has required multi task activities, rapid decision making, and flexibility.
  • Good references which relate directly to day to day work experience and performance, and to personal and professional ethics.
  • Ability to coordinate and work across multiple disciplines and agencies.

Health

  • Evidence of good physical and mental health.
  • Up to date on appropriate immunizations.

Other Background

  • Competency in another language desirable.
  • Fluent in English or French (International medical languages).
  • Ideally, experience living in crowded conditions on the level of the local population.
  • Good sense of humor.
  • Cross cultural experience and sensitivity either domestically or internationally.

Availability

  • Must be available on an on call basis during a specific period of time.
  • During that specific period of time, must be available to leave within a 48-hour notice.
  • Ideally, the available time should be a minimum of two weeks and longer with the understanding that the period of time might extend or be cut short. All time is dependent upon the requirements of the relief organization.