Bushfires put children’s mental health & education at risk

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As emergency services brace for worsening fire conditions, there are calls for an increased focus on children’s welfare.

Research shows kids can be weighed down by depression, PTSD and anxiety in the aftermath of a blaze, with potential long term effects on education and wellbeing.

While resources exist, families and emergency services are being encouraged to further include the impact of bushfires on children in emergency plans and evacuation centre policy.

 

 

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