RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS

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TEACHERS  PLAY AN IMPORTANT  ROLE

IN HELPING STUDENTS  COPE WITH A MAJOR DISASTER

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"BY THE WAY, I AM FEELING REALLY STRESSED MYSELF!"

"I REALIZE THAT MY STUDENTS ARE VERY STRESSED BECAUSE OF THE DISASTER. WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP THEM?"

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3 STEPS TO HELPING STUDENTS

DURING A DISASTER:

STEP 1:  MANAGE YOUR STRESS

BY BEING CALM YOU WILL HELP YOUR STUDENTS TO BE CALM

STRESS REDUCTION RESOURCES FOR TEACHERS

STEP  2:  USE A TRAUMA-INFORMED TEACHING APPROACH

THIS APPROACH TO TEACHING HELPS CALM STUDENTS SO THAT THEY CAN LEARN MORE EFFECTIVELY

VIDEOS ON TRAUMA SENSITIVE TEACHING  AND SCHOOLS

ARTICLES ON TRAUMA INFORMED TEACHING 
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STEP 3:  PROMOTE  PARENT  ENGAGEMENT

THERE ARE MANY WAYS TO DO THIS. HERE'S ONE:

ONCE A MONTH, SEND PARENTS A POSITIVE MESSAGE ABOUT THEIR CHILD

    During a disaster, when parents feel supported it strengthens families, and children benefit.

VIDEO ON HOW TEACHERS CAN PROMOTE PARENT ENGAGEMENT 

RESEARCH STUDIES ABOUT TEACHER AND PARENT INVOLVEMENT WITH STUDENTS AFTER A DISASTER