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Emotional Healing Just As Important as Physical Healing

Mebane Boyd ·
We are closing in on two weeks since Hurricane Florence arrived. Crisis response teams are busy responding to restore power, get tarps over roofs, deliver water and supplies to hard-hit areas. This article points out that many individuals do not show signs of trauma until three months after a crisis such as this one. How will our community prepare for these symptoms that will show up in mid-December? https://www.yahoo.com/news/disaster-relief-more-healing-physical-100000991.html
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How Do We Help the Children Cope with the Storm's Aftermath?

Mebane Boyd ·
Many people in our community are finding ways to help the children cope after Hurricane Florence. New Hanover County Schools hope to reopen this Thursday, though that is not certain yet. Some childcare centers have sustained damage, and the community definitely is not back to "normal." Children's routines have definitely been disrupted. We know that routine is one of many things that bring comfort to children when they have experienced trauma, and the lack of being in school with their...
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It Takes All of Us.

Mebane Boyd ·
It takes all of us. Thanks to Wave Transit who provided critical transportation services before and after the storm. The information below comes from the WAVE Transit Facebook page. "Before and after the storm Wave Transit was responsible for providing emergency transportation to residents of New Hanover County. We transported our neighbors to emergency shelters in Wilmington, Raleigh, Winston Salem, and Chapel Hill. We drove local evacuees from shelters to dialysis appointments, pharmacies...
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The Best Defense Against a Hurricane is Community (CityLab) + Update from Wilmington, NC

Mebane Boyd ·
We are just beginning the clean up and recovery from Florence. The effects of the storm will be with us for the foreseeable future. But our resilience is showing. Neighbors checking on one another, organizations delivering emergency supplies, and people sharing hot meals prepared and donated by volunteers. We will get through this. https://www.citylab.com/amp/article/570193/?__twitter_impression=true
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"Things turn out best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."

Mebane Boyd ·
The Wilmington Chamber of Commerce and The United Way of the Cape Fear Area convened a meeting this morning with community leadership to organize a coordinated strategy of relief and recovery in the Cape Fear Area. A standing room only meeting of more than 50 agency heads and others was held at BB&T on 3rd Street as partners reported out on their current situation, needs, and recovery efforts. John Gizdic, CEO of NHRMC quoted John Gooden who said "Things turn out best for the people who...
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Re: The Best Defense Against a Hurricane is Community (CityLab) + Update from Wilmington, NC

Thank you so much for this update, Mebane. We of ACEs Connection are all concerned, hopeful, "with you."
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How to Help Survivors of Extreme Climate Events (psychologytoday.com)

By Elaine Miller-Karas MSW, LCSW Building Resiliency to Trauma Psychology Today, September 30, 2022 Mental health can suffer after extreme climate events. KEY POINTS Mental health conditions exacerbated by natural disasters include post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, and anxiety. After a disaster, the number of people needing assistance from the mental health systems strains or exceeds community capacity. There are simple strategies helpers can use to help survivors restore...
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