The Disaster and Community Crisis Center has developed resources to help youth, families, and professionals cope with media coverage of disasters. DCC also has materials for journalists to use when covering disasters.
Media coverage of community racial trauma and civil unrest can cause children to experience fear, worry, sadness, confusion, and anger. This video provides strategies for parents to help reduce distress your child may be experiencing resulting from media coverage of community racial trauma and civil unrest.
View the community racial trauma media video for parents HERE.
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 suggestions for how journalists and news organizations can serve their communities when disaster strikes – from guiding preparations before an event to fostering resilience during and after.
The Disaster Media Intervention (DMI) is designed to help students cope with disaster media coverage.
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.
Click HERE for more information.
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.