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An International Perspective on Disasters and Children's Mental Health

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Christina W. Hoven, Lawrence V. Amsel, Sam Tyano, editors. --Cham: Springer , 2019.
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This book provides a broad international perspective on the psychological trauma faced by children and adolescents exposed to major disasters, and on the local public health response to their needs. An outstanding quality of the book is that it draws upon the experience of local researchers, clinicians, and public mental health practitioners who dedicated themselves to these children in the wake of overwhelming events. The chapters address exemplary responses to a wide variety of trauma types, …
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Hoven, Christina W.
Amsel, Lawrence V.
Tyano, Sam
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World Psychiatric Association
Responsibility
Christina W. Hoven, Lawrence V. Amsel, Sam Tyano, editors
Place of Publication
Cham
Publisher
Springer
Date of Publication
2019
Physical Description
1 online resource (xxxi, 439 p.) : 36 illus., 27 illus. in color
Series Title
Integrating psychiatry and primary care
ISBN
9783030158729
9783030158712 (Print ed.)
9783030158736 (Print ed.)
9783030158743 (Print ed.)
ISSN
2522-5693
Subjects (MeSH)
Adolescent
Armed Conflicts
Child
Disasters
Emergency Services, Psychiatric
Mental Health Services
Psychological Trauma - therapy
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic - prevention & control
Specialty
Disaster Medicine
Mental Health Services
Pediatrics
Abstract
This book provides a broad international perspective on the psychological trauma faced by children and adolescents exposed to major disasters, and on the local public health response to their needs. An outstanding quality of the book is that it draws upon the experience of local researchers, clinicians, and public mental health practitioners who dedicated themselves to these children in the wake of overwhelming events. The chapters address exemplary responses to a wide variety of trauma types, including severe weather, war, industrial catastrophes, earthquakes, and terrorism. Because disasters do not recognize geographic, economic, or political boundaries, the chapters have been selected to reflect the diverse global community’s attempt to respond to vulnerable children in the most challenging times. The book, thus, examines a diverse range of healthcare systems, cultural settings, mental health infrastructure, government policies, and the economic factors that have played an important role in responses to traumatic events. The ultimate goal of this book is to stimulate future international collaborations and interventions that will promote children’s mental health in the face of disaster.
Contents
Part I. Children in Disasters: An Overview -- 1. The Impact of Trauma on the Fetus, the Infant, and the Child -- 2. Public Health Responses and Therapeutic Interventions -- Part II. Terrorism -- 3. Boko Haram Insurgency and Nigeria’s Mental Health Response -- 4. The Army Public School Massacre in Peshawar, Pakistan -- 5. Children’s Mental Health After 9/11 and the Boston Marathon Bombing -- Part III. Earthquakes and Tsunamis -- 6. Chilean Children 7 Years After the 2010 Earthquake and Tsunami -- 7. Children’s Exposure to China’s Wenchuan Earthquake: Mental Health Sequelae -- 8. Children’s Mental Health Following the Haiti 2010 Earthquake -- Part IV. Nuclear Events -- 9. Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant Accident -- 10. Responses to Children’s Mental Health Needs Following the Chernobyl Disaster -- 11. Child and Adolescent Suicide Risk Following the Chernobyl Disaster -- Part V. Extreme Weather and Geography -- 12. Psychopathology in Children and Their Caregivers Following America’s Hurricane Katrina -- 13. Use of Geographic Information Systems in Trauma Research -- Part VI. Parents and Children in Times of War -- 14. The Armenian Genocide and Its Intergenerational Effects -- 15. Promoting Mental Health for Children and Their Caregivers Affected by the Syrian Conflict -- 16. The Intergenerational Aftermath of War Captivity: The Israeli Experience -- Part VII. Refugees and Human Rights -- 17. Children Seeking Asylum: Mental Health and Human Rights -- 18. Children and Armed Conflict: A Child Rights-based Approach to Prevention and Mitigation -- Part VIII. Future Approaches -- 19. Preventing Future Terrorism: Intervening on Youth Radicalization -- 20. Mass Disasters and Children’s Mental Health: How General Systems Theory and Behavioral Economics Can Help.
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