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Practice Makes Perfect: School Safety Drills with Young Children

By Allison Wedell Schumacher I grew up in Cheyenne, Wyoming, during the Cold War. Because our Air Force base had some of the Minuteman missiles (which carried nuclear warheads), the prevailing sense was that we were pretty high up on … Continue reading

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Weathering Storms: When the Unexpected Becomes Real

Most adults have an emotional response to a natural disaster like Hurricane Sandy, even if we’re just watching news coverage from afar. For kids, hearing about any natural disaster—or witnessing one—can be extremely frightening and stressful. Even if they live … Continue reading

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