Tips for Helping Students Recovering From Traumatic Events
The devastation accompanying the recent hurricanes along the Gulf Coast has underscored the crucial role of recovery planning in schools and communities affected by natural disasters. This brochure, which is based on discussions with some three dozen experts who work with students, provides practical information for parents and students who are coping with the aftermath of a natural disaster, as well as teachers, coaches, school administrators and others who are helping those affected. Although the focus is on natural disasters, these tips may apply to other traumas students may experience.or order online at: www.edpubs.org. This publication is also available at the U.S. Department of Education’s Web site at http://www.ed.gov/parent/academic/help/recovering/ On request, this publication is available in alternate formats (Braille, large print, or computer diskette). For more information, call the Alternate Format Center at 202-260-0852 or 202-260-0818.