Helping Children

Compiled by Dick Oakes

Children experience trauma and fear during a natural disaster. If they know what to do because thay have practical family disaster drills, they should be more calm. When parents are calm, children calm down more quickly.

Before a disaster, parents can prepare children by

After a disaster, children are afraid the disaster will happen again, someone will be hurt or killed, and they will be separated from family and left alone. Parents can help minimize their children's fears by