When disaster strikes (whether natural or man-made), counselors can be a voice of calm and healing. Having a plan in place ahead of time will allow us to be in the right head space to support our students and their families.
- This is a great time to reach out to the larger counseling community for resources and support.
- Sometimes, students will react to tragedies in the news, even if they don’t directly affect your community. It is good to be aware of the mindset of your students whenever there is a major event in the news.
- (An Update From the Indiana Department of Education for April 7, 2023): Tornado Aid Resources: The Student Pathways and Opportunities Team strives to support families impacted by natural disasters. Recently, more than a dozen tornadoes hit the state of Indiana. Tornado aid resources can be found here. Please contact McKinneyVentoPOC@doe.in.gov for support.
- Wisdom from Mr. Rogers
- Talking to children about disasters
- The Ant Hill Disaster, by Julia Cook
Child Trauma Toolkit for Educators from The National Child Traumatic Stress Network
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