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Helping Kids Become Bushfire Ready

ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - NewsWire Photos NOVEMBER 14, 2020:  Sebastian Ascott, 9, of Woodside with sons with Bushfire Kids Connect friends Olive, 9 and Eddie, 9.Seb and his mum Carly started a facebook group for kids affected by bushfires to connect, and it now has about 200 members, about 75 of them are going to Pageant. Picture: NCA NewsWire / Naomi Jellicoe

While children can be resilient, they need tools to help them navigate through challenges and emergencies.

Hills-based charity Bushfire Kids Connect is piloting a new program at 10 metro and regional schools called 'Bushfire Brave', which empowers young people to learn to be mentally and physically prepared for bushfires.

Samantha Roos from the team joins Jennie Lenman to discuss the program and how it has come about.

Lifeline's Bushfire Recovery Line is available on 13 HELP (134 357).

Photo supplied by Bushfire Kids Connect