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Talking with your children about Ebola and your deployment
  • Published Date:
    January 14, 2015
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    1. Ask your children what they know about Ebola and your deployment. -- 2. Gently correct inaccurate information. -- 3. Allow your children to express their feelings about the deployment. -- 4. Answer their questions in ways that will reassure them. -- 5. Helping children cope with any fears or concerns. -- Other resources for families of deployers with children.

    Information for families and loved ones of responders.

    It’s likely that your children may be aware of the current Ebola outbreak in West Africa. It’s important to help your children understand why a parent is leaving and what their role is in fighting the outbreak. The information below provides a guide on ways to discuss these topics with your children. Keep in mind that the specific information you provide should be tailored to your children’s maturity levels, coping styles, and concerns.


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