Superstorm Sandy Collection
The devastation and loss of life from events such as
Superstorm Sandy can be emotionally damaging to children. These
resources will help you and your students understand and cope with
How You Can Help Teachers and Students affected by Superstorm Sandy
Tens of thousands of AFT members -- especially in New York and New Jersey, but also up and down the East Coast -- are among those struggling to recover from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy. Every time a disaster affects our education community, the AFT family rallies together to help in the recovery effort. Join the AFT Community on DonorsChoose.org to support students in need. If your students or classrooms were affected, create a project and get the help you need.
The Department of Education provides practical information for those who are coping with the aftermath of a natural disaster, as well as those who are helping those affected.
This publication from SAMHSA describes common reactions children of different age groups experience after a disaster or traumatic event, and offers tips for how to respond in a helpful way and when to seek support.
School Crisis Resources
The National Association of School Psychologists has multiple resources for helping students cope with natural disasters and trauma.
Coping with Disaster
This resource from FEMA includes four sections: understanding disaster events, signs of disaster-related stress, easing stress, and helping kids cope with disaster.
Providing Support During Times of Loss
The National Center for School Crisis and Bereavement discusses how to provide supports to children after a crisis.