Impact of Natural Disasters on Children and Families

  • Ronald W. Belter
  • Mitsuko P. Shannon
Part of the Issues in Clinical Child Psychology book series (ICCP)

Abstract

Addressing the impact of natural disasters on children and their families poses a need to identify the manner in which natural disasters differ from other disasters (unnatural or human-made), as well as the manner in which children might be affected differently from adults. This chapter will define these distinctions as the foundation for discussing the research that has been conducted on natural disasters and their impact on children and families.

Keywords

Natural Disaster Ptsd Symptom Emotional Disturbance Reaction Index State Trait Anxiety Inventory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ronald W. Belter
    • 1
  • Mitsuko P. Shannon
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesMedical University of South CarolinaCharlestonUSA

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