Tips for Talking to Students About the Oil Spill Disaster: A Guide for Teachers and School Administrators [open pdf - 529KB]
"Students in the Gulf Coast region have been exposed to the environmental, economic, and community impact of the oil spill disaster. Grief, loss, and change from this ongoing disaster can leave many students feeling anxious, confused, and insecure. Whether students have experienced personal consequences of the oil spill through their family or community, watched it on television, or overheard it being discussed by adults, educators must be informed and ready to help when emotional and physical reactions occur."
Report Inventory No. SMA10-4602
United States. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: http://www.samhsa.gov/