Children are particularly vulnerable. Not only are kids more susceptible to physical health challenges, they may not be able to communicate their thoughts and feelings following a disaster. To help children cope with the stress of a disaster, consider the following:
- Share age-appropriate information.
- Encourage children to ask questions
- Limit media exposure
- Return to a routine as soon as possible.
- Reach out for help.
A guide for helping children and youth cope is available here.