Helping Children Cope with Disaster

Type
Publication
Date of Publication
January 25, 2022
Price
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Overview

Children who are directly affected by a disaster may experience psychological traumas. This publication is aimed at helping children recover more quickly and fully by recognizing the symptoms of psychological trauma and taking steps to alleviate their stresses. Researchers have shown that the more personal exposure a survivor has to the effects of a disaster, the greater the reactions after the disaster. The death of a family member, loss of a home, and destruction of a community are highly stressful events. In each of these, grief and trauma intertwine. (2 pages)

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