Q: How important is it for my child to process his/her social & emotional traumas?
A: Social and emotional traumas in children can stay with them and hold them back later in life if not addressed early on. It is estimated that 9-14% of young children from birth to age 5 experience social and emotional problems that negatively affect their functioning and development later in life.
Q: What if the kit I need isn’t on your list?
A: Children 911 Resources professionals are here for YOU – if you need help with a specific trauma or life challenge we have not mentioned, please don’t hesitate to contact us and if it is within our scope of profession and knowledge, we will be happy to create a kit specified to your needs.
Q: How important it is to practice with my child the natural disaster kits or reading the books?
A: We want to emphasize the importance of practicing these games and exercises, as repetition is fundamental to learning. For example, through daily practice of learning letters and sounds, children learn to read and write. After reading the books to your child, the next step is to use the workbooks.
We hope you have fun practicing these activities at least once a month, so that in the event of a crisis, your child/student will be prepared and know how to respond. It is equally as important to practice and play these activities after a crisis in order to assist them in processing the experience.
Q: What is the definition of Self-help?
A: Self-help is defined as “The acquiring of information or the solving of one's problems, esp. those of a psychological nature, without the direct supervision of professionals or experts, as by independent reading .It often pertains to a book, article, home study course, or the like, offering an individual information or counseling intended to be personally beneficial.”