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Website Provides Important Tips on Helping Children Cope with Disasters

September 14, 2001

Seattle, WA – In light of the tragic events in New York and Washington D.C. Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center encourages parents and caregivers to visit the hospital’s Web site www.seattlechildrens.org for information on how to help children and adolescents cope with disasters.

Seattle, WA – In light of the tragic events in New York and Washington D.C. Children’s Hospital and Regional Medical Center encourages parents and caregivers to visit the hospital’s website www.seattlechildrens.org for information on how to help children and adolescents cope with disasters.

Most children have difficulty understanding the damage, injuries and death that results from an unexpected event. Your response can help a child to recover from the trauma faster and more thoroughly.

About Seattle Children's Hospital

Consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Children’s serves as the pediatric and adolescent academic medical referral center for the largest landmass of any children’s hospital in the country (Washington, Alaska, Montana and Idaho). For more than 100 years, Children’s has been delivering superior patient care and advancing new treatments through pediatric research. Children’s serves as the primary teaching, clinical and research site for the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine. The hospital works in partnership with Seattle Children’s Research Institute and Seattle Children’s Hospital Foundation. For more information, visit http://www.seattlechildrens.org.

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