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Dealing with Disaster

Our thoughts are with those in Joplin, MO and other impacted by the recent weather. Below we have posted some information on helping children deal with disaster.

Helping Children Deal with Natural Disasters from Parent Child Center on Vimeo.

The National Child Traumatic Stress Network has developed several fact-sheets for parents, teachers, teens, and children. Here is a list of resources available:

NCTSN on Tornados

After the Tornado: Helping Young Children Heal (PDF)

Parent Guidelines for Helping Children after a Tornado (PDF)

Questions To Ask Your Children About the Tornado (PDF)

Teacher Guidelines for Helping Students after a Tornado (PDF)

Tornado Response for Kids: Right after a Tornado (PDF)

Tornado Recovery for Kids: Making Things Better (PDF)

Tornado Response for Teens: Right after a Tornado (PDF)

Tornado Recovery for Teens: Making Things Better (PDF)

Tips for Parents on Media Coverage of the Tornadoes (PDF)

Please also check out the new Psychological First Aid page on the NCTSN website. You can now download the entire manual or parts of it in English, Japanese, Spanish, and Chinese.

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