Free Disaster Resources

Free Disaster Resources for Teachers, Volunteers and Parents

Healing Young Hearts Handbook Provides…

  • Free disaster resources for teachers, volunteers and caregivers, including lesson plans, activities, worksheet, games and more.
  • Training and materials to help you guide children through the immediate trauma of disaster.
  • Long term recovery resources and activities that can be used with children in the years following disaster.
  • Effective material for readiness programs that equip teachers and volunteers with skills to prepare for future disasters.

The Healing Young Hearts Handbook provides teachers and volunteers with training and resources to help children with the practical applications of emotional healing after the trauma of disaster. It is designed for those working with children who need easy-to-understand material that is practical for use in both classroom settings as well as in one-on-one assistance.

The Healing Young Hearts Handbook was originally created to train teachers working in the disaster zone after the devastating 2008 Sichuan earthquake in China. It has been used by the International Red Cross and UNICEF in programs in China, and has since provided volunteers with resources to aid children in disasters worldwide, including the massive February, 2010 earthquake and tsunami in Chile and the January, 2010 devastating quake in Haiti. Our goal is to provide teachers, parents and volunteers around the globe with free needed resources, enabling children touched by trauma to find comfort, hope and an understanding heart in their darkest hour.

Healing Young Hearts: A Handbook of Practical Material for Disaster Recovery is available in pdf format for free download here:

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