Helping our children cope with the bush fires

Posted in Feed Play Love.

The bushfires around the country are overwhelming. It’s difficult to process the extent of the devastation as a parent, so how do we help our children?

Margaret Nixon is the Workforce Officer for the National Workforce Centre for Child Mental Health and Marcela Nolasco is a clinical psychologist at Little Steps Psychology.

Together they tell us how parents can deal with the uncertainty of being in a fire zone, making children feel comfortable in evacuation centres and the types of behaviour you may see in your children during times of crisis.

Margaret also talks about the impact the fires may have on the children of volunteers and those not directly threatened by the fires.

For more information on how to support children see the tool kit from Emerging Minds or the Australian Psychological Society.

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