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Tips for Talking to Children & Youth About the Oil Spill Disaster: A Guide for Parents and Educators

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Children and teenagers can react to disasters like the oil spill in very different ways. When they can’t talk about their feelings, they may show stress through changes in their behavior.  This guide for parents and educators lets you know what to look for and what you can say to help. 

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