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PFA: Parent tips for helping adolescents after disasters

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Part of the Psychological First Aid (PFA) Field Operations Guide, this handout provides parents with tips for how to respond to an adolescent child after a disaster. The document includes adolescents’ possible reactions, how parents can respond, and examples of what parents can do and say.
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PFA is an evidence-informed, modular approach anyone can use to assist disaster survivors. The table is also available in Chinese, in Japanese, and in Spanish.

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National Child Traumatic Stress Network (NCTSN)