Helping Kids Cope with Disaster

The ripple effects of Hurricane Matthew and the record flooding that followed continue to reverberate in neighborhoods throughout the region.   Listed below are links to helpful recovery tools and resources that parents, caregivers, teachers, advocates, and faith-based / community organizations can proactively integrate in order to support young students in our collective goal to develop and nuture a resilient community.


 

Sesame Street: “Let’s Get Ready” and “Here for Each Other”

Sesame Street provides online toolkits that feature activity sheets, coloring pages, interactive games, apps, videos and more about a wide range of relevant topics.   For example:

http://www.sesamestreet.org/toolkits/challenges

http://www.sesamestreet.org/content/grief

http://www.sesamestreet.org/toolkits/ready


 

SAMHSA:  “Helping Youth Cope with Disaster” 

Relevant SAMHSA Brochure:  

Tips for Talking With and Helping Children and Youth Cope After a Disaster or Traumatic Event:  A Guide for Parents, Caregivers, and Teachers”

 


 

Flood Recovery Coloring Book and Parent Guide by the Mentor Research Institute

“The Great Storm and Flood Recovery Children’s Story and Activity Book” is distributed as a free resource link each time a storm with flooding creates distress in American communities.  This book has been used effectively in several previous flooding disasters and is available wherever needed to help families affected by storm and flooding conditions.”

Flood Recovery Coloring Book and Parent Guide  [PDF in English]

Flood Recovery Coloring Book and Parent Guide  [PDF- Spanish ]


Sesame Street provides online toolkits that feature activity sheets, coloring pages, interactive games, apps, videos and more about a wide range of relevant topics.   For example:

http://www.sesamestreet.org/toolkits/challenges

http://www.sesamestreet.org/content/grief

http://www.sesamestreet.org/toolkits/ready


Relevant Brochure & Booklet

Helping Children Cope with Disaster – American Red Cross