Helping Children Cope After a Tornado

Young people react to trauma differently than adults. Some may react right away; others may show signs that they are having a difficult time much later. As such, adults do not always know when a child needs help coping. This page provides resources to help parents, caregivers, and teachers learn some common reactions, respond in a helpful way, and know when to seek support.

Factsheets for parents: 

Factsheets for teachers:

Factsheets for children and teens:

Other Helpful Resources

For Mental Health Professionals

  • Using TF-CBT with childhood traumatic grief. (6-hour e-learning course)

For Responders

For Disaster Victims

The following resources are available to people who were impacted by the Oklahoma tornadoes:

How to Help Disaster Victims

If you want to help the disaster victims, the State of Oklahoma has donation information available at OKStrong.

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