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Resources for Children and Adolescents

  • Cultural awareness: Children and youth in disasters (Podcast)
  • Helping children and youth cope in the aftermath of disasters: Tips for parents and other caregivers, teachers, administrators, and school staff (Podcast):
  • Helping students cope with media coverage of disasters: A fact sheet for teachers and staff (PDF)
  • Tips for college students: After a disaster or other trauma
  • Tornadoes, hurricanes and children: Website:
  • The role of children in communicating disaster
    Tom Mitchell, Katharine Haynes, Nick Hall, Wei Choong, & Katie Oven. (2008). The Roles of Children and Youth in Communicating Disaster Risk. Children, Youth and Environments, 18(1), 254-279. Link to Abstract
  • Resources for college students: Processing trauma after a disaster (SAMHSA) (PDF)
  • Talking with children and youth after a disaster or traumatic event (SAMHSA) (PDF)
  • Children’s exposure to media coverage of natural disasters (University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center) (PDF)
  • Tips for talking with and helping children and youth cope after a disaster or traumatic event: A guide for parents, caregivers and teachers
  • Children and trauma, Website: