Children and youth are among those with the highest potential
risk for emotional distress relating to a disaster. It is not
uncommon for children and youth to show signs of stress months
after a disaster. If left unchecked, chronic stress could develop
into more serious mental and behavioral health issues that can
interfere with daily life. If children and youth feel unsafe,
stressed, or distracted by family issues, they are not able to
focus on learning.
Schools can provide positive opportunities and supports for
children and youth as they deal with distress. School and community
resources can be coordinated to support children and families and
provide pathways to additional direct services, when needed. For
guidance and information, see below.
Sat 18 May 13 @ 12:05Now is the perfect time to start self-care. Try yoga, writing in a journal, and drinking herbal tea. #MentalHealthMonth
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