Friday, June 1, 2018

Helping kids cope with trauma from weather disasters

In September 2017, Hurricane Harvey closed schools in Texas for weeks. It stranded some families in their homes and forced others to evacuate, unsure if or when they would be able to return.
Our kids will need our care and attention as climate change closes in.
Simpson: “Not only did the hurricane throw off our daily lives, it also created this storm of uncertainty around everyone.”

Shelly Simpson is a social worker who counsels young adults at Houston’s Menninger Clinic. She says natural disasters can be particularly hard on young people.

Read the Yale Climate Connections story by Daisy Simmons -  “Helping kids cope with trauma from weather disasters.”

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