Natural Disasters and Children

Natural disasters can be a cause of major trauma to children as well as adults. Research on children who have been directly affected by natural disasters shows that some children experience emotional distress for a long time after the event. Some children who are distressed don’t share this with their parents as they don’t want to worry them, so it is important for parents and carers to be aware of other ways that children may show their feelings. Read more in this article “Natural Disasters and Children: Information for Parents and Early Childhood Professionals“.