Disaster Distress Resources
In the wake of the recent San Bernardino shooting, it can be difficult to find resources for children. Recently Andrew Roszak of Child Care Aware offered the following resources to people looking for help and links. I include his resources here today:
Disaster Distress Helpline: 1-800-985-5990
The helpline is also available in Spanish, by text and by TTY.
Talking to Children about the Shooting
Tips for Parents on explaining media coverage to children
Restoring a Sense of Safety in the Aftermath of a Mass Shooting: Tips for Parents and Professionals
Psychological First Aid for Schools Field Operations Guide
Coping with Crisis – Helping Children With Special Needs
Facing Fear: Helping Young People Deal with Terrorism and Tragic Events – for ages 5 to 7.
Activity Book for African American Families: Helping Children Cope with Crisis
After a Crisis: Helping Young Children Heal – checklist
Parent Tips for Helping Preschool-Age Children after Disasters
For the public
**Coping with Disasters
National Library of Medicine
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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