The Disaster Media Intervention (DMI) is designed to help students cope with disaster media coverage.
Disasters covered in the media include natural disasters like storms or earthquakes, or human-caused disasters such as industrial accidents, terrorist attacks, or mass shootings.
DMI equips teachers, counselors, social workers, administrators, and other school staff to facilitate conversations with students about these media-covered disasters, whether they occur locally or far away.
DMI’s three primary goals include
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This fact sheet provides an overview of how media coverage of a disaster may affect youth and suggests strategies that parents can use to address these effects.
View the disaster media video for parents HERE.
This fact sheet provides an overview of how media coverage of a disaster may affect students and suggests strategies that teachers can use to help students cope with disaster media coverage.
View the disaster media video for school staff HERE.
View the brief overview of the Disaster and Media Intevention (DMI) HERE.