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Recovery lesson plans 

Released in October 2012, these lesson plans range from early childhood to senior high school and take an all hazards approach to supporting students post disaster.

These lesson plans were written by teachers and disaster recovery experts and have been endorsed by the Australian Psychological Society and the Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Loss and Grief Network.

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This video resource from Emergency Management Australia explores how young people can prepare and respond to emergencies, and includes a number of stories from young people affected by the bushfires.

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Designed for young people aged 12-25, the podcast includes advice from experts and music from young Australian artists. Red Cross joined with triple j, Smiling Mind and a range of support organisations and experts to produce the podcast.

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The Australian Child and Adolescent Trauma, Grief and Loss Network (ACATLGN) has a range of resources for use by principals, teachers, school support staff, parents and others working in schools affected by the bushfires.

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The After the emergency activity book for primary school children has been developed to enable children to think about what has happened and be aware of the feelings they may have after an emergency.

It encourages children to talk about the event and seek help and support from those around them. 
The resource has been developed in consultation with a child psychologist to ensure the content is appropriate and useful for children coping after an emergency.

The activity book is not hazard specific so can be used by children affected by any emergency.

Download the activity book (1.58MB).