NCTSN Guidelines for Helping Children Impacted by Wildfires
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN) has various resources to help support those experiencing the devastating wildfires burning across several states. Children react and recover from wildfires and other disasters in a variety of ways, depending on their personal experience of the fire, previous experiences, and life circumstances. Resources in English and Spanish include:
- Parent Guidelines for Helping Children Impacted by Wildfires
- Psychological First Aid
- Wildfires: Tips for Parents on Media Coverage
In addition, NCTSN provides tips and information on children’s reaction, what parents can do to help their children and themselves, therapy for children, and what teachers can do to help their students and themselves. For more information about wildfires and readiness, response, and recovery to wildfires, visit the NCTSN Wildfires webpage.