Help Kids Cope Application
Help Kids Cope is a smartphone application designed to assist parents in talking to their children about different disasters they may experience or have already experienced.
The application includes 10 different disaster types with sections in each on how to explain, prepare, respond, and heal from the event their family is concerned with. Each section gives guidance on talking to preschool, school-age, and adolescent children, as well as, includes ways parents can help themselves cope and support their children’s reactions. Parent audio icons are located throughout the app—simply tap on these to hear a parent’s personal story.
The application is freely available in English language on Android and iOS operating systems and aims to assist parents in answering questions, including these:
- “How do I talk to my kids before, during, and after disasters?”
- “How can I help my child stay calm when we evacuate in a wildfire?”
- “What reactions from my child are common and when should I seek help?”