Natural disasters like storms, cyclones, floods or fire can be very frightening and upsetting for babies and young children. Playing a therapeutic game or reading a story with a caring adult can help a young child work through the scary experiences and ‘big feelings’.
Birdie’s Tree is a suite of resources to help children prepare for, cope with and recover from a natural disaster or disruptive event.
Birdie’s Tree particularly helps support the mental health and emotional wellbeing of:
- expectant and new parents
- preschool-age children
- children in early primary school
- parents, families, educators and other carers for young children.
Factsheet: How Birdie's Tree Can Help
Birdie's Tree resources are available across the Southern Downs in schools, kindies, playgroups, public libraries, evacuation centres, and online.
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