Child Welfare

Research: Psychological Impacts of Natural Disasters on Youth

October 02, 2017 | Emily Taylor

Researchers looked at how to identify children who need support services after natural disasters. They screened 327 children aged 7-11 who were in the path of Hurricane Ike in 2008. Researchers found that the preschool definition of PTSD helped identify children more effectively than the adult-based definition. The researchers also created a workbook for families to help their children cope after a hurricane.

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