As we witness the devastation caused by Hurricane Ian and the continued suffering of SWFL residents, it’s important for adults and youth alike to process these effects in a healthy way. Building and strengthening resiliency will help youth move through these tough times.
By maintaining hope and focusing on one day at a time, together our community will rebuild and recover – and our children will be able to demonstrate this same outlook.
DLC offers six tips for how to talk with children about natural disasters and navigate emotions, including maintaining a routine, focusing on positives, teaching empathy and helping others.
– Scott Burgess, David Lawrence Centers for Behavioral Health