Resource: Kids and Disasters

[Edit: Whooops. I was supposed to post this to my blog of educational resources. Consider it a bonus, and if it intrigued you, check out that blog.]

A big thunderstorm just rolled through, which reminded me that tornado season is starting up again. Which fills me with dread. Tornadoes scare the stuffing out of me.

They – and other natural disasters – might scare your kids or students as well. So here’s two resources to help:

https://www.ready.gov/kids

DHS/FEMA has a kid-oriented page (with a section for parents and teachers). There’s lots of information, games, and activities here.

http://www.aap.org/disasters/index.cfm

And then specifically for parents and teachers, the American Association of Pediatrics has a disaster page. Kids will react differently than adults to the same stress; this resource helps you understand and prepare for it.

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