Stress and Coping in Children and Families

Implications for Children Coping with Disaster
  • Bruce E. Compas
  • Joanne E. Epping
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)


Natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions strike with a suddenness and intensity that is sobering to all who experience or observe such events. Disasters that are the consequence of human technology, error, or greed are often unexpected, traumatic in magnitude, and equally compelling as natural disasters. Regardless of the source of the traumatic event, we are left to consider the pain, anguish, suffering, loss, and death that has struck the victims in these situations.


Coping Strategy Coping Behavior Coping Process Coping Effort Disaster Victim 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bruce E. Compas
    • 1
  • Joanne E. Epping
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of VermontBurlingtonUSA

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