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January 7, 2005

Resilience Tips and Resources

The news of the tsunami disaster and developments in Iraq remind us that we live in an unpredictable world. We do not all respond the same way to these events, which may trigger for some distressing feelings and thoughts from previous traumatic experiences, such as September 11. To help you manage these emotions and to broaden understanding of the effects of trauma, Families of September 11 continues to provide our members with a range of resources and articles. Below is a highlight of recent postings. Please visit the Families of September 11 website and Children of September 11 webpage for more information and similar resources. In addition, look for details on an upcoming online chat this month with a licensed mental health professional titled "Retriggering Trauma: When Events Evoke Emotions."  As always, email us your thoughts at info@familiesofseptember11.org or visit our bulletin board.


From
Children of September 11 …

• Treating Children's Emotional Wounds
How children worldwide may feel the emotional impact of the tsunami.
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• Coping With Traumatic Events
Tips for parents and teachers for talking about traumatic events.
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• Children, Terrorism & Disaster
Disaster preparedness tips and guidelines for children from the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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• Wartime Stress & Teens
Tips from the American Psychological Association.
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From Families of September 11 

• Tsunami Disaster: How to Help
Learn how to help the victims of the earthquake and tsunamis in Asia.
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• Managing Traumatic Stress
Tips for recovering from disasters and other traumatic events.
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• Resilience in a Time of War
Tips from the American Psychological Association.
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