ABSTRACT

Tips for Talking to Children & Youth About the Oil Spill Disaster: Interventions at Home for Preschoolers to Adolescents   [open pdf - 719KB]

"The stress and impact of the oil spill can affect children as much as adults. Some children may be affected without anyone knowing. Without meaning to, parents may make a child feel that it is not all right to talk about the experience. This may cause confusion, self-doubt, and feelings of helplessness in a child. A child needs to hear that many feelings are normal during and after an event. Knowing this helps a child cope with the experience."

Report Number:
Report Inventory No. SMA10-4601
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Date:
2010-10-04
Copyright:
Public Domain
Retrieved From:
United States. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: http://www.samhsa.gov/
Format:
pdf
Media Type:
application/pdf
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