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MS, International Studies, University of Washington
MA, Early Childhood Education, University of Washington
BA, Education, University of La Verne
Beryl Cheal's academic work includes a BA, Education, University of La Verne; MA, Early Childhood Education, University of Washington; MS, International Studies, University of Washington; International Trauma Studies Program, Columbia University. She is an educational administrator, consultant and trainer. As a former teacher she has taught Head Start, elementary school, preschool and child care staffs as well as college and university students.
Her disaster response has included working with children after 9/11, New York City; working with Kosovo refugees, Toronto, Canada; directing a preschool system in refugee camps for the United Nations; developing emergency management plans for children’s programs, and; training preschool and public school staffs in working with children after disaster. She served in the Peace Corps in the Republic of Moldova.
Cheal has published the book Developing an Emergency Management Plan: A Workbook for Programs Working with Young Children and a series of booklets on What You Can Do With Your Children after Disasters. She also authored the DVD/Video Helping Children Cope with Frightening Events: What You Can Do!, a staff development film, and has developed a curriculum, "Developing Programs for Young Children that Help in Healing After Disaster."