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Talking to children about bushfires

13 Nov 2019

The bushfire season can be stressful for those living in at-risk communities. Bushfires are occurring with increasing frequency and messages regarding the importance of bushfire preparation are a constant reminder of the ongoing risk. It is important for adults to remain aware and alert throughout bushfire season. But what about children? How can adults talk to children about bushfire risk and preparation without compromising their sense of safety and security? The following hyperlink will take you to a fact sheet provides suggestions about how to talk to children about bushfire risk. Better Health Victoria's guide to talking to children about bushfires .


From the NSW Department of Education

Large scale distressing events affect our school communities in many ways. Headspace’s mental health support resource (PDF 100.52KB) is available to help students, teachers and school staff respond to the bushfires.