With the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey fresh on our minds and another potentially catastrophic storm, Irma, on the horizon, we know that neighborhoods, schools, and parents are doing everything they can to prepare for the worst-case scenario while hoping for the best possible outcome. At the PsychoEducational Consultant Group, we believe that taking a proactive approach to preparing children for natural disasters can assist in coping with potentially challenging situations, both physically and emotionally. Below are some resources from trusted sources we wish to share with our community:
From the National Association of School Psychologists:
Natural Disasters: Brief Facts and Tips
Getting Your Family Prepared for a Disaster
From the American Red Cross:
Most importantly, we feel that maintaining a calm attitude and response to the situation, providing children healthy outlets for expression of emotion, and giving all the time necessary to process and understand events will ultimately lead to the best, most healthy outcomes for our children. If you have further questions about your child’s unique situation we are available at (904) 874-6164 or [email protected].