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Helping parents and children after a disaster

young girls look across a flooded yard to their homeMany families in southeastern North Carolina evacuated their homes ahead of Hurricane Florence — and after flooding damaged buildings and roads throughout the region, some families lost their homes completely.

The trauma from such disaster-related experiences can have a lasting effect on families, especially their youngest members. How can social workers and other community service providers help these families to recover emotionally as well as physically?

Joanne Caye, Ph.D., and Lawrence Rosenfeld, Ph.D., will share key ideas from their book “When Their World Falls Apart: Helping Parents and Children Manage The Effects of Disaster” at the UNC School of Social Work (Room 300, Tate-Turner-Kuralt Building, 325 Pittsboro St., Chapel Hill) on Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 (12:15-1:30 p.m.). The presentation is free and open to all.

Attendees are encouraged to bring unopened toiletry items (most-requested items include feminine products, adult and baby diapers, insect repellent) as donations for impacted communities.

Date: 
10/09/2018