Emergencies

On January 12, 2010, Haiti was rocked by an earthquake that registered over 7.0 on the Richter scale. It was the most powerful quake to strike the country in nearly 200 years and it resulted in destruction on an unimaginable scale. The epicenter of the quake was just ten miles from the densely populated city of Port-au-Prince.
This page is designed to provide educators and parents with resources related to Haiti and the recent earthquake.

How to Talk with Children in the Aftermath of Violence

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When violent events occur, it is a natural inclination to want to protect children from the terrifying details as they unfold in the media.  Yet in an age of pervasive communications technology, it is impossible to shield children – especially once they reach school age – from unpleasant world events.  There are ways, however, that we as educators and family members can help youth to cope with and make sense of tragedy in the world around them. 

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