Source Newsroom: Virginia Tech (Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University)
Karen DeBord, a human development specialist at Virginia Tech with Virginia Cooperative Extension, is a nationally known expert in child development and has written several articles providing information on how to help children through stressful situations.
Debord's work can be viewed at PrepareRespondRecover.com, a safety planning and disaster response and recovery web site. She worked on the section specifically dealing with the needs of children.
She is willing to speak to the media about helping children and parents and others that work with children cope during stressful situations.