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Saturday, December 15, 2012

Help in a Crisis

Here are some resources for parents, school personnel and community members to access in times of crisis.
"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, "Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping." To this day, especially in times of "disaster," I remember my mother's words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world." -- Fred Rogers
The Best Resources On Talking With Children About Tragedies
More Advice On Dealing With Tragedies
Two lists of resources from Larry Ferlazzo.
National Association of School Psychologists
Information to help everyone cope. Helping Children Cope, Helping Children with Special Needs Cope
Click the image below to download the NEA Health Information Network School Crisis Guide.

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