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Helping Children Cope with Disaster - FEMA

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FEMA's guide to helping children after a disaster seems modelled largely on the American Red Cross content, and it concentrates on natural disasters. Depending on your local situation,...more
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FEMA's guide to helping children after a disaster seems modelled largely on the American Red Cross content, and it concentrates on natural disasters. Depending on your local situation, the related links may also be useful.

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Children and Disasters - American Red Cross

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This page offers a combination of resources for children, parents, and educators helping children cope with the direct or indirect results of natural or other disasters. While much...more
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This page offers a combination of resources for children, parents, and educators helping children cope with the direct or indirect results of natural or other disasters. While much of the focus is on natural disasters, the coping skills for children are applicable in a wide range of situations.

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Teachers will find several curriculum resources in the educator's section.

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Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Violence and Disasters - NIMH

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This page from the National Institutes of Mental Health offers information for parents and professionals on helping children and adolescents cope with disasters, tragedies, and violence....more
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This page from the National Institutes of Mental Health offers information for parents and professionals on helping children and adolescents cope with disasters, tragedies, and violence. There is information for young people directly affected by these events and also for those who are reacting to them from a greater distance. The page includes information on post-traumatic stress disorder, as well as further resources for victims directly affected.

tag(s): disasters (39), terrorism (49)

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Helping Children Deal with Scary News - Mr. Rogers

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Fred Rogers has spent a lifetime helping young children understand their feelings. This page from his web site offers parents strategies that can reassure young children in the wake...more
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Fred Rogers has spent a lifetime helping young children understand their feelings. This page from his web site offers parents strategies that can reassure young children in the wake of a disaster or any bad news.

tag(s): disasters (39), terrorism (49)

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Children's Reponses to Disasters - Parent Information - NASP

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This page is part of NASP's disaster response section. While it was originally designed as a 9/11 resource, many of its elements could be useful in managing responses to other ...more
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This page is part of NASP's disaster response section. While it was originally designed as a 9/11 resource, many of its elements could be useful in managing responses to other disaster situations. There are also links to related resources for teachers and professionals

tag(s): disasters (39), terrorism (49)

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Helping Children and Families Cope with Disaster - Michigan State University

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This page and associated resources were developed to help families cope with disasters of various sorts. The content is deeper than many similar sites, and there is a significant collection...more
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This page and associated resources were developed to help families cope with disasters of various sorts. The content is deeper than many similar sites, and there is a significant collection of links to additional resources. Both parents and teachers should find this one helpful.

tag(s): disasters (39), terrorism (49)

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Helping Children After a Disaster - AACAP

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This information from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychologists offers brief guidelines about the reactions to disasters that are typical in children and young people,...more
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This information from the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychologists offers brief guidelines about the reactions to disasters that are typical in children and young people, along with links to more detailed information. This page concentrates on offering meaningful responses to these children.

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Child and Adolescent Mental Health Information - National Institutes of Mental Health

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The National Institutes of Mental Health offers this site for both public and professional audiences. It highlights characteristics and management of several mental health conditions...more
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The National Institutes of Mental Health offers this site for both public and professional audiences. It highlights characteristics and management of several mental health conditions in children and young people. There is coverage of the relationships between environment and mental health, as well as the role and appropriateness of medication for specific disorders.

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Smart-Mouth.org - Center for Science in the Public Interest

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Looking for a "good eating habits" site that will actually engage students? This offering from the Center for Science in the Public Interest serves up its anti-junk food message with...more
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Looking for a "good eating habits" site that will actually engage students? This offering from the Center for Science in the Public Interest serves up its anti-junk food message with clever writing and graphics. The site lets students build their own meal and see its nutritional value, and the "snacktoids" offer scores of quick facts showing the effects of a diet with lots of fast foods.

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Mr. Rogers on Change - Simple Science Activities - PBS

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Mr. Rogers presents activities that allow adults and children to observe the changes that happen in their every day life. ...more
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Mr. Rogers presents activities that allow adults and children to observe the changes that happen in their every day life.

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Mr. Rogers on Coping With Differences -Empathy - PBS

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A child's normal curiosity can cause others with differences to have hurt feelings. In this page, Mr. Rogers advises adults to use calm explanations and words of understanding to ...more
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A child's normal curiosity can cause others with differences to have hurt feelings. In this page, Mr. Rogers advises adults to use calm explanations and words of understanding to help children learn compassion and acceptance for themselves and others with differences.

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Mr. Rogers on Bedtime - Routines - PBS

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The change from evening to bedtime is often a battleground for parents and children. Mr. Rogers explains the struggle and suggests routines and limits to help create smooth bedtime...more
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The change from evening to bedtime is often a battleground for parents and children. Mr. Rogers explains the struggle and suggests routines and limits to help create smooth bedtime transitions.

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Mr. Rogers on Reading - Tips for Reading Readiness - PBS

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The importance of early reading in a young child's life is identified as the best way to help a child become 'reading ready.' Mr. Rogers shares reading tips and ...more
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The importance of early reading in a young child's life is identified as the best way to help a child become 'reading ready.' Mr. Rogers shares reading tips and strategies from experts for infants to 5 year olds.

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Mr. Rogers on Good Byes - Separation Anxiety - PBS

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Mr. Rogers has helped generations of young children understand their emotions. In this page, Mr. Rogers offers tips for fostering smoother transitions by establishing routines and...more
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Mr. Rogers has helped generations of young children understand their emotions. In this page, Mr. Rogers offers tips for fostering smoother transitions by establishing routines and expressing feelings.

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Mr. Rogers on Reading - Shared Experiences - PBS

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Sharing a book and a cuddle with a child creates warm feelings that a child carries into adulthood. Mr. Rogers explains why time spent reading to a child could ...more
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Sharing a book and a cuddle with a child creates warm feelings that a child carries into adulthood. Mr. Rogers explains why time spent reading to a child could be your greatest investment.

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Mr. Rogers on Parenting - Self Expectations - PBS

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Mr. Rogers has helped generations of young children understand their emotions. In this page, Mr. Rogers words of comfort for those of us who strive to be "perfect parent." ...more
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Mr. Rogers has helped generations of young children understand their emotions. In this page, Mr. Rogers words of comfort for those of us who strive to be "perfect parent."

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Mr. Rogers on Anger - Self Control - PBS

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Mr. Rogers has helped generations of young children understand their emotions. In this page, Mr. Rogers identifies the strong underlying feelings that can be the root of extreme anger....more
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Mr. Rogers has helped generations of young children understand their emotions. In this page, Mr. Rogers identifies the strong underlying feelings that can be the root of extreme anger. He explains the need for limits and guidance to redirect intense feelings and foster self-control.

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Mr. Rogers on Imagination - Pretend Play - PBS

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Imaginary friends are a normal part of many children's play. In this page, Mr. Rogers offers comforting insight into healthy pretend play and the value imaginary friends may have ...more
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Imaginary friends are a normal part of many children's play. In this page, Mr. Rogers offers comforting insight into healthy pretend play and the value imaginary friends may have in a child's life.

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Mr. Rogers on Death - Grieving - PBS

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Mr. Rogers has helped generations of young children understand their emotions. In this page, Mr. Rogers offers advice about appropriate ways to express with children our sadness over...more
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Mr. Rogers has helped generations of young children understand their emotions. In this page, Mr. Rogers offers advice about appropriate ways to express with children our sadness over the loss of a loved one.

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Mr. Rogers on Fears - Shots - PBS

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Mr. Rogers has helped generations of young children understand their emotions. In this page, Mr. Rogers shares honest strategies to empower children when they face the fear of visiting...more
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Mr. Rogers has helped generations of young children understand their emotions. In this page, Mr. Rogers shares honest strategies to empower children when they face the fear of visiting the Doctor and shots.

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