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ERIC Number: ED542866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jul
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
Guidance for School Personnel: Students Who Had a Loved One Die in the Earthquake
National Child Traumatic Stress Network
Reactions to the trauma of an earthquake are likely to show up in children's behavior at school, and teachers can play an important role in the recovery of their students. By better understanding students' reactions, teachers can be prepared to provide appropriate support within the school setting. By being informed about trauma, teachers and staff will be better able to assist students with current school functioning and prevent future difficulties. Children and teens react to trauma and loss in different ways. Their disaster experience, level of understanding, ability to handle difficult emotions, and ways of coping will differ according to the age of the child, temperament, and other life experiences or emotional problems. Caregivers, family, peers, school, and community all contribute to how children and adolescents react and recover.
National Child Traumatic Stress Network. 11150 West Olympic Boulevard Suite 650, Los Angeles, CA 90064. Tel: 310-235-2633; Fax: 310-235-2612; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)