Tornadoes and Storms: Family
Make time to ask questions and listen; be available. Print fact sheet (407 K PDF)
Treat fears with kindness and understanding.
Helping children between the ages of 0 - 5 cope with disasters.
Help your elementary aged child get through disasters.
Disasters present adolescents with unique opportunities and challenges.
Know what all family members should do if disaster strikes. Communication, planning and practice are key.
Signs of stress in kids of varying ages.
Tips for older adults to reduce stress and regain control.
Build your personal network.
Even if resources were "stable" before, families often need new and/or additional resources following a disaster.
Stress and grief
The five stages of grieving.
Talk, ask for help, and be with people.
Change how you see things, say how you feel, and calm down.
When change is loss, people grieve.
Sowing the Seeds of Hope Coalition and partners including University of Minnesota Extension — Online workshops help farmers understand and cope with stress.
How to take care of yourself; know when to seek help.
How each stage of grief affects decision-making.
Symptoms of stress and how to ease it; when to seek help.
Information about common reactions and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.