Working with Children after Natural Disasters

by Marissa Wilson, LMSW

If you've had to evacuate your home or have seen media coverage of the recent flooding in South Louisiana, your children might be experiencing trauma. Yes, even seeing and hearing about the recent disaster can be traumatic for children, and it's a normal reaction! Maybe you experienced flood damage in your home, or maybe the child's birth family experienced damage to their home. As children return to school, they might hear of classmates who experienced damage to their home or hear stories from friends at church. Wherever the exposure comes from, we want to make sure you know how to handle it and what to expect. Here are some tips for working with children after natural disasters:


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