Butte County Recovers-The official website for Butte County disaster response and recovery

How can I help children cope with the stress of the disaster?

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.


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