Assisting Children and Youth Cope with Disasters
Children are coping with the flood also. It is important for the caring adults in their lives to assist them process this disaster.
"Zero to Three" and the "National Child Traumatic Stress Network" fact sheet uses the acronym "SAFETY" to give tips on assisting young children deal with the aftermath of disasters - After a Disaster: Helping Young Children Heal
Science of Parenting Podcast "Talking to Kids about Natural Disasters" - Science of Parenting
Iowa State University Extension Stress and Disaster Public Service Announcements (includes Audio clips)
Iowa State University Extension Dealing with Disasters website- Dealing with Disasters
Help Children Cope with Disaster article - /article/help-children-cope-disaster
Letter to child care providers, teachers, and youth workers on how they can assist children and youth in coping with the flooding - Children/Youth Flooding Resource Letter
List of materials from various Extension Services and government agencies on assisting children and youth cope with disasters - Materials for Assisting Children and Youth Cope with Disasters
Child Emergency Preparedness - /sites/default/files/files/ChildEmergencyPreparedness.pdf.
University of Minnesota Extension, “Guide for Parents (dealing with children/youth)” - http://www.extension.umn.edu/distribution/familydevelopment/00125.html.
Extension en Espanol (Extension in Spanish), “Children and Disasters, Part 1 Ages and Stages” - http://extensionenespanol.net/pubinfo.cfm?pubid=314 (Available in English and Spanish)
EPA, “Children’s Health in the Aftermath of Floods” - http://yosemite.epa.gov/ochp/ochpweb.nsf/content/flood.htm
University of Idaho, “Helping Children Cope with Disaster” - http://www.cals.uidaho.edu/disaster/flood/recovery1.html
For additional information, please contact:
4-H Youth Program Specialist
Iowa State University Extension
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