Children and Disasters

Children and Disasters : A Practical Guide to Healing and Recovery

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Every day, one in three Americans will be affected by trauma, and the most vulnerable among these victims are children. Children and adolescents are exposed to disastrous and devastating events, including natural disasters, violence, accidents, and terrorist attacks, that have a great impact on their emotional and physical well-being. "Children in Disasters" is a training manual and reference for those who provide psychological relief in the wake of disasters. The contributors offer guidance for helping children integrate their traumatic experiences, develop healthy coping skills, and restore a sense of more

Product details

  • Hardback | 183 pages
  • 140 x 210 x 19mm | 358g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195135733
  • 9780195135732

Table of contents

1: Psychological Relief: An Overview - The Balkan Experience; 2: Disaster Mental Health: Trauma Relief, Concepts, and Theory; 3: Understanding Children in Crisis: The Developmental Ecological Framework; 4: Developmental Issues in Stress and Crisis; 5: Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Reaction; 6: The Role of Play in the Recovery Process; 7: Group Interventions for Children in Crisis; 8: Normalization: A Key to Children's more

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(From book jacket) "To counselors, teachers, parents, and caretakers coping in the aftermath of a disaster, this is a practical and illuminating volume. While avoiding psychological jargon, it presents useful techniques to mitigate the negative consequences of disasters on children and help them to become survivors rather than to remain victims."--Susan E. Hamilton, Ph.D., Disaster Mental Health Services, American Red Cross"Health-care practitioners offer colleagues practical and theoretical principles to consider when providing relief primarily for children but also for other victims of trauma and widespread disasters. Fundamentals of trauma relief, development, individual and group interventions, and normalization are among the topics."--SciTech Book Newsshow more