Tornado season in the U.S. is typically marked from early March – June, although, tornadoes can occur year round.  Now is the time to prepare, practice, and gather resources for support after tornadoes – here are a few to get you started (click the pictures or titles for access):

Kids & Tornadoes: How to Cope When Something Horrible Has Happened

(Child Life Disaster Relief)

A one-page informational handout for children and adolescents to help explain normative reactions and action steps they can take for coping and support.

Parent Guide for Helping Kids After a Natural Disaster

(National Association of School Psychologists)

A resource for parents explaining common reactions by age, risk factors, disaster specific issues, and helpful strategies in working with children.

After a Crisis: Helping Young Children Heal 

(The National Child Traumatic Stress Network)

Provides information on how parents and caregivers can help their young children cope with the aftermath of a tornado using the acronym SAFETY.