My Own Story about Typhoon Haiyan: A guided activity workbook for children, teenagers, teachers, families, caregivers and therapists
This workbook comes from our experience in helping strengthen the mental health of disaster survivors. Its main purpose is to give psychological first aid to children and adolescents. This book is used to promote healthy coping with stress. If you are an adult looking at this book, your idea is probably the same as ours. You want to try to help children change a stressful, possibly traumatic situation into a learning and healthy coping experience. Hurricanes, floods, and their aftermaths can be a useful developmental crisis for children, because even though they are scary, they can stimulate learning and growth in children’s brains and in their feelings. But they can also be a negative experience, creating doubt, fear, and insecurity.