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When Something Scary Happens


How to Prepare Children for Unexpected Events & Emergencies

Children always benefit when they are prepared for what is about to or may happen…(read more).




checklist-imageEmergency Checklist

Help your family pack an emergency supply kit and talk about the things your family will need… (read more).







Helping Children Cope After a Crisis or Emergency

Adults need to support children after they’ve experienced unexpected events. Here are some helpful hints… (read more).







Encouraging Pretend Play

Pretend play gives children a chance to rehearse events that may be worrisome to them and to work on their feelings about the world around them and their place in it…(read more).




Draw Your Feelings

You can have lots of different feelings when something difficult or unexpected happens. Drawing pictures is one way you can help yourself feel better…(read more).









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