Helping Children and Youth Thrive During and After Natural Disasters: Toolkits for Child Welfare and Juvenile Justice Agencies

Summary: This resource guides child welfare workers in supporting children who have experienced trauma associated with a natural disaster. The toolkit examines the specific aspects of a natural disaster which can significantly impact children and how to provide trauma-informed care to overcome these things.


Application: The toolkit can be applied both to those in child welfare and those in the juvenile justice system because these youth are at a high risk for experiencing disaster-related traumatic stress and other mental health and behavioral challenges. Professionals can help promote resilience and facilitate healing with youth. 


Source: Child Trends


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