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The Turkish-Syrian Earthquake Resources for Educators

The terrible tragedy and trauma of the Turkish-Syrian earthquake is impacting children in our schools and communities.  Whether distressed because they have family members impacted, or by the images and news that portray tragedy of unimaginable proportions, children may be experiencing increased anxiety.  As educators and parents may be called on to explain and reassure, we offer the following online resources as well as those of the University.   

Trauma Resources for Schools and Families

Child Traumatic Stress Network

-American Academy of Pediatrics - American Psychological Association - Spanish version 

Yeshiva University Resources 

Azrieli Graduate School – Azrieli faculty are available to consult with schools that require guidance about how to address the impact of the earthquake on their students.  Please contact to arrange.

Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology – The Max and Celia Parnes Family Psychological and Psychoeducational Services Clinic provides low-cost, confidential mental health services for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. While we do not accept health insurance, fees are established on a sliding-scale basis, and we will never turn away a patient due to financial circumstancesTo learn more about our clinic or request services, please contact us at 646.592.4399 or An initial intake appointment can usually be scheduled within two weeks or less.

 Wurzweiler School of Social Work - 

 Faculty and clinical social work staff from Wurzweiler can provide input for professionals and community members or leaders who require further assistance on how to support children affected by the earthquake.  You may contact for a response.