Bushfire Trauma and How to Help Kids Cope
In this episode, I ask clinical psychologist Pejman Hooviatdoost and The Chalkboard writer and teacher Emma Stuart to weigh in on the big issues teachers will face returning to school following the devastating bushfire crisis being called Black Summer.
We discuss how signs of anxiety or stress related to the fires might manifest in students, and address the importance of being honest with children about traumatic news events. Pejman and Emma also share practical tips for both student and teacher wellbeing.
Read Emma's article for more information on helping children cope with traumatic events.