How to cope with the emotional stress of a major disaster
A PRACTICAL RESOURCE FOR PARENTS AND ADULTS TO HELP CHILDREN COPE WITH DISASTER-RELATED STRESS
Disastershock Global Response Team: Mission Statement
The Disastershock Global Response Team is an international humanitarian relief organization dedicated to providing coping resources to children and families affected by disaster-related stress.
We are an all volunteer organization with members from 20 different countries.
When a disaster – whether natural or human caused - occurs, our goal is to provide practical resources on how to cope with disaster-related stress for persons affected. Because children are particularly affected by disaster, we seek effective ways to bring resources to parents and schools so that children can be helped.
The Disastershock Global Response Team is a Special Interest Group of the Oxford Symposium in School-Based Family Counseling, which is sponsored by the Institute for School-Based Family Counseling.
This Disastershock book is intended to help families and communities to cope with disaster related stress such as that caused by natural disasters like the Covid-19 pandemic, earthquakes, wildfires, tsunamis, and floods, as well as man-made disasters like terrorist attacks and explosions.
Part I describes ten effective methods to be used to reduce stress.
Part 2 describes 12 stress reduction methods to be used with children.
Although Part 2 was written primarily for parents, teachers and other adults working with children will find it useful. Part 3 contains internet resources. A unique feature of Disastershock is that its practical stress reduction methods are described in an explicit manner making them easy to learn.
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Praise for Disastershock
"A must-have resource for disaster management agencies, workers and victims of natural and human catastrophes. A compact manual, it provides practical information for mental and emotional recuperation to cope with the aftermath of life-threatening events and situations."
NYNA AMIN, PhD
Associate Professor: Curriculum Studies University Distinguished Teacher School of Education
University of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa
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HOW THE DISASTERSHOCK PROJECT DEVELOPED
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