protected. A good way to do this is to create a disaster supplies kit
and a family communications plan
-- Help your children reconnect with people around them, family, friends
and schoolmates. This connection can help strengthen your child's
sense of safety
-- Re-establish daily routines for work, school, play, meals and rest
-- Monitor and limit your children's exposure to news coverage of the
disaster. Children may think the event is happening over and over
again when they see or hear repeated reports and images
The American Red Cross offers the following resources to help adults, parents, caregivers and older children maintain a healthy state of mind when dealing with unexpected events:
Picking up the Pieces after a Fire -- A brochure and webpage that covers emotional, physical and financial/property recovery in the aftermath of a fire. This is available at http://www.redcross.org.
Maintaining a Healthy State of Mind -- The Preparedness Today website was developed in partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to provide information about the different reactions people can expect and how they can help themselves and others cope with unexpected events. The site is accessible through http://www.redcross.org.
Masters of Disaster(R) Wildland Fires -- This award winning disaster
curriculum teaches children how to prevent, prepare for and respond to
disasters and other emergencies while reducing fear of the unexpected. This
module's activities provide a way for adults to interact with children and
guide discussion on how forests can grow again and be healthy following a
wildfire. These four activities for children of different ages are designed
to stimulate discussions and reassure childr
|SOURCE American Red Cross|
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