Research suggests that approximately 25% of American children will experience at least one traumatic event by the age of 16. A child's reactions to trauma can interfere considerably with learning and/or behavior at school.
Tornadoes are unusual storms, as their path is often erratic. In the same neighborhood, some houses may be completely damaged while others will not have been impacted.
September was first declared as National Preparedness Month in 2004. Since then, September has been a time to acknowledge the importance, and take steps to prepare for emergencies in our homes, businesses, schools, and communities.
Tsunamis can occur with very little warning, which can heighten the fear and intensity of experiencing one and can also lead to greater loss of life and injuries.
A windstorm is a storm with high winds or violent gusts that are strong enough to cause at least some damage to trees and buildings. Dangerous wind gusts are very difficult to predict and can occur without warning.
Landslides often occur with little warning and can completely damage homes and businesses, requiring families to rebuild or relocate.
January was first declared as National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month in 2010. Since then, January has been a time to acknowledge those experiencing enslavement and those who have escaped.
Wildfires are fires that spread rapidly and rage out of control in areas of woodland, brushland, grassland, scrubland, peatland, and other wooded areas.
Knowing what to do right before and during a hurricane can help families feel more in control and take steps to increase their safety.