In this episode we talk to Michelle Roberts, a psychologist and expert in the areas of child and adolescent trauma, loss and grief, and children’s disaster recovery. She has decades of experience as an educator and psychologist supporting school communities, and discusses with us the ongoing psychosocial needs of children following a disaster or community trauma and how schools and families can work together to help prioritise and support children’s needs.
In this episode you will learn:
- why it is important to consider the needs of children after a disaster (00:43)
- how children experience trauma differently to adults (2:14)
- the main impacts of disaster on children (03:58)
- the impacts of trauma on parenting and how to support parents (07:46)
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