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Grant Wood Area Education Agency

Flood 2008: Supporting the Social, Emotional and Learning Needs of Students

Curriculum Materials

Disaster Recovery Assessment and Referral Tool for Children and Adolescents.doc (New)
Modified from the Hurricane Assessment and Referral Tool for Children and Adolescents
National Child Traumatic Stress Network, 2005

  • Risk Assessment Interview – page 1
  • Assessment Interview – page 2
  • Scoring Instructions – page 3

Department of Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences, University of Miami
Helping Children Cope with Disaster
"Helping Children Cope with Disasters: A Manual for Professionals Working with Elementary School Children"
http://www.psy.miami.edu/child/helping_children_cope.pdf

University of Illinois Extension, Disaster Resources
"Children, Stress, and Natural Disasters: School Activities for Children
Examples of Activities That Promote the Sharing of Experiences and Expression of Feelings"
http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/disaster/teacher/examples.html

University of Illinois Extension, Disaster Resources
"Children, Stress, and Natural Disasters: School Activities for Children
Classroom Activities to Help Children Express Feelings”
http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/disaster/teacher/activities.html

University of Illinois Extension, Disaster Resources
“Children, Stress, and Natural Disasters:  School Activities for Children
Children's Literature on Floods and Natural Disasters”
http://web.extension.uiuc.edu/disaster/teacher/bib_high.html

Educator/Family links

The Grant Wood Area Education Agency Critical Incident Stress Management Team has compiled the following links which may be of assistance to educators and families who will be supporting students returning to school following Iowa flooding:

FEMA:  “Helping Children Cope with Disaster” (cover page)
http://www.fema.gov/rebuild/recover/cope_child.shtm

FEMA:  “Helping Children Cope With Disaster”
http://www.fema.gov/pdf/library/children.pdf

National Association of School Psychologists
“Global Diasters:  Helping Children Cope”
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/globaldisasters.pdf

National Association of  School Psychologists:
“Helping Children after a Natural Disaster:  Information for Parents &  Teachers”
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/naturaldisaster_ho.aspx

National Association of School Psychologists:
“Coping with Crisis –Helping Children with Special Needs: Tips for School Personnel & Parents”
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/specpop_general.aspx

National Association of School Psychologists:
“Identifying Seriously Traumatized Children:  Tips for Parents and Educators”
http://www.nasponline.org/resources/crisis_safety/psycht_general.aspx

Iowa Concern Hotline Website:
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/iowaconcern/

State/local information hotline telephone numbers:
Iowa Concern Hotline:   1-800-447-1985
United Way Information Hotline:  211