A disaster or traumatic event impacts everyone on center. Possible disasters include a natural disaster (e.g., a hurricane, earthquake), a death of a student or staff member (e.g., suicide, accidental death), an outbreak of a disease, or a man-made disaster.
When young people experience a disaster, they have special emotional needs that must be addressed by the center community. Some students and staff are particularly at risk for negative effects from a traumatic event. At-risk individuals may include the following:
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