WHY DO I NEED CHILDREN 911 RESOURCES?
Faced with the reality that sudden life-changing events may have serious impacts on individuals’ lives, parents and adults are now being advised to prepare for disaster ahead of time and protect their children. Unfortunately, most of the disaster preparedness kits created up to this point have only addressed a child’s physical needs, neglecting their extremely important emotional needs. The sudden loss of a home or family member, witnessing disaster or violence, or just a change in life as we know it can trigger severe emotional trauma in children.
For this reason, it is imperative that parents and any adults working with kids are adequately prepared to help children cope with the emotional trauma that can come with disaster or sudden loss and change. When adults prepare ahead for the emotional consequences of life-changing events, they are better able to prevent children from developing mental illnesses and can therefore empower them to go on to live healthy and productive lives.
Research has shown that effective coping skills are something that can be taught to children at a young age, even in the face of uncertainty or danger. In fact, equipped with enough information and the right materials, adults can help strengthen children to be confident in their ability to overcome challenge. Over the years, there has been an increasing need for crisis counseling without enough professionals available to provide it. More and more families want help without having to see a professional, and Children 911 Resources is here to empower all parents and adults, so that they have the knowledge and tools they need to help their children cope and thrive.