Bushfire response: Restoring a sense of safety and security
Early childhood education strategies and practices to support children and communities who have experienced bushfire
Throughout Australia communities are currently recovering from devastating effects of bushfires. These events can be terrifying and can have both immediate and long-term impacts. Regional communities are disproportionately affected, and in some cases whole communities are affected.
As children and families return to early childhood services, it is important to think about the ways in which we can support them best, and help to restore a feeling of safety and security so that children can learn and prosper alongside educators in their community.
To support educators in working towards recovery we have gathered existing resources to provide information to support your understanding of the impacts of natural disasters on children’s behaviour and development, and to assist you to respond in ways that are evidence informed and effective.