Helping Children Cope with Crises & Helping Caregivers Recover

September 18th, 2019, 9 am – 2:30 pm
Dodge County Extension office
1206 West 23rd Street
Fremont, NE 68025


Children cope differently to crises than adults as they lack the life experiences and skills to make meaning of the event without support from caregivers and the community. But getting back to the classroom and regular programming with their peers and trusted adults is one of the most important elements in promoting children’s healthy recovery. Learn how trauma affects children, children’s common reactions to crises and best practices to facilitate their short- and long-term emotional recovery.

Additionally, children take cues on how to respond to an emergency from their teachers and caregivers, yet oftentimes these care providers are personally affected by the crisis themselves, forcing them to juggle the many responsibilities as stress levels go up. In this training, learn about and discuss methods for caring for yourself as a caregiver so you can effectively support the recovery of the children and families you serve. Identify types of stress, stress coping techniques and discuss local support systems and resources.

In partnership with Nebraska Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, Save the Children is pleased to announce the following training opportunities: Helping Children Cope with Crises & Helping Caregivers Recover: Self-Care. Representatives from child-serving organizations, childcare providers, faith-based organizations, education staff, voluntary organizations active in disaster serving children or families, etc. are encouraged to attend.

Please register using the following link:
See the attached training flyer for additional details.

We hope to see you on September 18th in Freemont, NE. Travel assistance is available upon request.
For any questions, please contact Aren Koenig at or 660-251-1359.