Helping children cope after a hurricane

Although Jamaica was not hit by neither hurricanes Harvey nor Irma, many of us have loved ones or at least know someone living in the affected territories.  Our heart goes out to the many who were caught in the path of these two phenomenally destructive forces, particularly the children.

Amidst the flurry of activity pre- and post-hurricane, it’s the children who are most easily overlooked.  While children have been known to overcome great adversities, one ought not depend solely on sheer resilience in the face of such devastation as can be caused by as powerful a natural disaster as a hurricane.  In a recent Child Trends article, timely reminders are given concerning children’s vulnerabilities when confronted by the trauma of a hurricane, as well as useful pointers on how to help children and their caregivers to cope.

Click on the image below to access the full article, “Resources to help children in the aftermath of a hurricane” by Jessica Dym Bartlett (2017).

Resources to help children in the aftermath of a hurricane

 

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