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Natural Disasters

A Resource List for Helping Children Cope with Disasters– an article from the Children’s Ministry division of the GBOD (United Methodist General Board of Discipleship)

A Resource List for Helping Children Cope with Disasters

Eleven Tips for Responding to Children’s Fears and Concerns Following a Disaster – an article from the Children’s Ministry division of the GBOD (United Methodist General Board of Discipleship)

http://www.gbod.org/resources/eleven-tips-for-responding-to-childrens-fears-and-concerns-following-a-disa

Helping Kids Cope and Heal – a blog post dealing specifically with the earthquake in Haiti but the suggestions are good for any local, national or international disaster.

http://www.1ststeps.net/Blog/tabid/619/EntryID/101/Default.aspx

*Hurricanes – a series of 5 Sesame Street videos about hurricanes from weather warning to cleanup

http://www.sesamestreet.org/parents/topicsandactivities/toolkits/hurricane

*Parent Tips for Helping Preschool Age Children After Disasters – from the National Child Traumatic Stress Network – suggests specific things a parent or care-provider can to to help with a child’s behavioral responses to a disaster.

Parent Tips Preschool

Parent Tips School-Age

Talking to Children About Disasters – from the American Academy of Pediatrics – includes information and links about natural and man made disasters

http://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/Children-and-Disasters/Pages/Talking-to-Children-About-Disasters.aspx

 

 

* Especially appropriate for young children

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