The combination of life-threatening traumatic personal experiences, loss of loved ones, disruption of routines and expectations of daily life, and post-violence adversities pose psychological challenges to the recovery of children and families in the affected areas. Read more.
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
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