Recovery Information for Children After a WildfireDate: July 25th, 2012
Source: National Child Traumatic Stress Network
After a wildfire, most families will recover over time. The length of the recovery process depends on how well families cope with postfire stresses and on the amount of support and resources available through the family, school, and community. For families whose homes were lost in the fire, rebuilding may be a long process.
Children react and recover from wildfires and other disasters in a variety of ways, depending on their personal experience of the fire, previous experiences, and life circumstances. View guidelines for parents, caregivers, and educators that will help support the recovery of children after wildfires.
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