Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event

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Children and youth can face emotional strains after a traumatic event such as a car crash or violence. Disasters also may leave them with long-lasting harmful effects. When children experience a trauma, watch it on TV, or overhear others discussing … Read More

Clearinghouse provides easy-to-use preparedness resources for families and responders assisting children with ASD

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Source Agency: Minnesota Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities – During a disaster, children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) may experience extreme difficulty seeking assistance, communicating with others, and maintaining a sense of personal safety. Extra care and attention is required … Read More

American Indian & Alaskan Native Disaster Preparedness Resource

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Knowledge of tribally-specific cultural beliefs and practices is essential for successfully assisting tribal communities in disasters. Public health planners and emergency responders will be better prepared to support Tribes if they have the advance training and preparation, along with some … Read More

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