Children and Disasters: A Practical Guide to Healing and Recovery

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Oxford University Press, Apr 18, 2002 - Psychology - 200 pages
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Today, one in every 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.
 

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Contents

Developmental Issues in Stress and Crisis
85
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Reaction
101
A The Role of Play in the Recovery Process
124
A Key to Childrens Recovery
159
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