These are stressful times. If you would like to contact a social worker, psychologist or child life specialist for information on community referrals or coping resources, you can call 312.227.4118 and leave a message. Your call will be returned within 24 hours, Monday through Friday. Non-urgent questions only. For emergencies, call 911.
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American Red Cross The American Red Cross provides access to a number of disaster related educational tools, resources, videos and brochures for children, including “Masters of Disaster”, a curriculum that can be used to teach students about disaster safety and “The Pillowcase Project.”
Disaster Hero Disaster Hero is a free online game designed to teach children (grades 1 through 8), parents, and teachers/caregivers how to prepare for disasters. The overall goals are to ensure that players know what to do before, during, and after a disaster. (Sponsored by the American College of Emergency Physicians).
FEMA for Kids This is an interactive website that helps children, parents and teachers learn about and cope with disasters/crises.
Sesame Street Workshop Family preparedness is essential as communities work to ensure disaster readiness. Sesame Street has developed their “Let’s Get Ready! Planning Together for Emergencies” website to offer family friendly resources and tips on emergency preparedness. Bilingual materials (Spanish and English) are presented in an age-appropriate manner to help families with young children between the ages of two and five prepare for an emergency.