How to help children cope with tornadoes, disaster

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The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum has years of experience helping children cope with tragedy and disaster after the bombing April 19, 1995.

They have put together a few resources to help you help your children deal with Oklahoma’s recent devastating tornadoes.

Dr. Robin Gurwitch, an international expert on child grief, trauma and disaster mental health, worked with the Oklahoma City community following the bombing in 1995 and continues to work with Memorial staff as they reach out to those affected by this tragedy.

National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)
Factsheets for Parents, Teachers, Children, and Teens

Simplified Children’s Activities When No Power or When it is Not Safe to go Outside

Traumatic Grief Factsheets for Parents

Psychological First Aid for Parents

Psychological First Aid for Teachers

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