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ERIC Number: ED542861
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Guidelines for Helping Students after a Tornado
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Being in a tornado can be very frightening, and the days, weeks, and months following the storm can be very stressful. Most families recover over time, especially with the support of relatives, friends, and their community. But different families may have different experiences during and after a tornado, and how long it takes them to recover will depend on how frightening the tornado was and the extent of damage and loss. Children may react differently to the tornado and its aftermath depending on their age, developmental level, and prior experiences. Teachers can play an important role in helping their students recover. Returning to school in and of itself is important in promoting the welfare of children and their families. This paper provides suggestions to assist teachers in their work with children, adolescents, and families.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)