Crisis Planning and Emergency Preparedness
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Welcome to the Contra Costa County
Office of Education emergency preparedness Web page. Our goal is
to provide you with easy access to pertinent emergency preparedness
information and resources as they relate to schools throughout
the county. We hope you find the information below helpful in understanding
and responding to emergency situations.
If you have questions about the crisis
plan at your child's school, please contact the school principal.
The Contra Costa County Office of Education does not take responsibility
for the quality, accuracy, or context of the following Web sites.
If you find an outdated link, please
Coping with Traumatic Events
Whenever a national tragedy occurs, such as terrorist attacks or natural disasters, children, like many people, may be confused or frightened. Most likely they will look to adults for information and guidance on how to react. Parents and school personnel can help children cope first and foremost by establishing a sense of safety and security. As more information becomes available, adults can continue to help children work through their emotions and perhaps even use the process as a learning experience. — National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
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