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Helping Children After a Natural Disaster: Information for Parents and Teachers

P.J. Lazarus, S.R. Jimerson, S. E. Brock, NCSP

Natural disasters can be especially traumatic for children and youth. Experiencing a dangerous or violent flood, storm, or earthquake is frightening even for adults, and the devastation to the familiar environment (i.e., home and community) can be long lasting and distressing .

Updated September 23, 2014.