Helping Children Cope

Where to Find Relief After Sandy
Dr. Tanya Gesek, child psychologist, with advice for parents on helping their children cope with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Critical moments in a child’s life could negatively affect their emotional development. Here are Dr. Gesek's tips to being proactive about managing hard times in child’s life:
  • Model good coping

  • Listen to their fears

  • Monitor and limit exposure to the media

  • Reassure—frequent contact

For more advice on this topic, or where to find other helpful resources visit: fema.gov

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