Building Community Resilience for Children and Families

Mental Health
Online Course
1 hour
Texas A&M University
Training and Education Collaborative PERLC

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Crisis situations are especially difficult for children emotionally. Often, the perception that children are naturally resilient causes people to expect them to simply bounce back from a disaster. However, children are profoundly affected by the upheaval in their worlds and need opportunities to share their concerns with other children and caring adults in order to recover from and cope with the effects of a disaster. This course for building resilience focuses on children and their families, because they are a vulnerable population. This eLearning course should take approximately one hour to complete.

Learning Objectives: 
  • Describe the components of a resilient community
  • Define disaster
  • List risks children face after a disaster
  • Describe public health’s role in building resilience
  • Recognize suitable approaches for talking to children after a disaster
PHEP Capabilities: 
Community Preparedness
Community Recovery