Resources to Help Children and Families in the Aftermath of a Hurricane

Trying to cope during a traumatic situation is tough for an adult, but for a child it is even more complex. Below are some resources for parents, caregivers, and child-serving professionals that provide tips for talking with and helping children and youth cope after a disaster.

Talking to Your Children About Disasters – American Red Cross

Toolkit for Child Welfare Agencies to Help Young People Heal and Thrive During and After Natural Disasters – Child Trends

Tips for Retaining and Caring for Staff After a Disaster – Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE)

Taking Care of Your Emotional Health After a Disaster (English and EspaƱol) – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Psychological First Aid (PFA) – The National Child Traumatic Stress Network

Report from the National Advisory Committee on Children and Disasters Address Look-Up for Individual Assistance

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