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After the Crisis: Using Storybooks to Help Children Cope
     

After the Crisis: Using Storybooks to Help Children Cope

by Cathy Grace, Elizabeth Shores
 

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Children who experience a traumatic crisis cannot process their feelings without adult support, and it can be hard for teachers to know how to help. After the Crisis provides teachers with tools to help children who have been through a trauma, such as homelessness, a natural disaster, or the death of a loved one. With activities and exercises that can be used in

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Children who experience a traumatic crisis cannot process their feelings without adult support, and it can be hard for teachers to know how to help. After the Crisis provides teachers with tools to help children who have been through a trauma, such as homelessness, a natural disaster, or the death of a loved one. With activities and exercises that can be used in conjunction with fifty-two children’s books, discussion starters, writing activities, and art centers, teachers can use After the Crisis to promote children’s ability to cope and heal.

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School Library Journal
Grace and Shores have compiled a list of more than 50 picture books that promote emotional resilience and help children cope with natural disasters. Many of the books have recent publication dates, but a few were published 10 or 20 years ago, which leads one to question how the list was compiled. Other than stating that one of their criteria was the presence of the books in numerous public libraries, the authors do not indicate how the books were originally evaluated. For each book, the authors list the related disasters (earthquake, volcano eruption, fire, flood, etc.), a short description of the book's content, and activities that are appropriate for specified age groups. The activities are extremely similar throughout, ranging from acting out the story, answering questions about it, to doing simple art projects. With a little help from either a language-arts expert or art educator, a much broader range of activities could have been explored. Librarians may want to keep this book as a reference; a creative teacher can certainly take the information here and supplement the activities in an imaginative way.—Wendy Smith-D'Arezzo, Loyola College, Baltimore, MD
From the Publisher

"These companion books, based on hard-learned lessons from the Katrina disaster, should be read by all entrusted with the physical and emotional well-being of our youngest and most vulnerable children." - Marian Wright Edelman, President, Children's Defense Fun

"This unprecedented resource book is very informative and user-friendly. This will certainly give teachers the tools to help children understand various disasters that are possible as well as heal better if they experienced one." - Jody Martin, Vice President of Education and Training, Creme de la Creme

"Excellent collection of targeted children’s books! Every center should have this book." -Marcy Guddemi, Ph.d., Executive Director, Gesell Institute of Human Development

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780876591291
Publisher:
Gryphon House Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/2010
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author


Cathy Grace has served as the early childhood coordinator at the Mississippi Department of Education and assisted school districts in the implementation of public kindergarten throughout the state. Working with the Department of Human Services, Cathy coordinated the development of a family support/family preservation program that is now a statewide model. She lives in Tupelo, Mississippi. Elizabeth F. Shores, M.A.P.H., is the associate director for research, communications, and national initiatives of the Early Childhood Institute at Mississippi State University. She has published articles on the early history of developmental disabilities services in Arkansas, mongraphs on K-12 reform and child welfare reform in Arkansas, and social studies curricula. She lives in Little Rock, Arkansas.

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