Children and Disasters

Children and Disasters : A Practical Guide to Healing and Recovery

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Today, one in three Americans will be affected by trauma, and the most vulnerable among these victims are children. Children and adolescents in our communities are exposed to disastrous and devastating events, including natural disasters, violence, accidents, and, most recently, 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 expert contributors offer guidance for helping children integrate their traumatic experiences, develop healthy coping skills, and restore a sense of safety.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 141.7 x 210.8 x 15.2mm | 254.02g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0195154908
  • 9780195154900

Table of contents

I: 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 recovery.show more

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"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 News "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 News "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 News "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 normalizationare among the topics."--SciTech Book Newsshow more