Care of children exposed to the traumatic effects of by Espinel, Zelde; Shultz, James M.; Shaw, Jon A.

By Espinel, Zelde; Shultz, James M.; Shaw, Jon A.

Care of kids uncovered to the worrying results of catastrophe is designed to supply expert and volunteer catastrophe responders, together with neighborhood contributors, who often engage with teenagers with the instruments they should help, intrude, and establish little ones who want extra aid overcoming the aggravating results of maximum events.

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2. An emergency is more challenging, but local assets are still able to manage the needs. 3. A disaster occurs when demand exceeds coping capacity, requiring a call for outside assistance. 4. A catastrophe is a disaster so extreme that the community’s capability to respond is essentially obliterated. 5. A complex emergency is a severe psychosocial disruption often characterized by war and civil confict and loss of food and logistical support systems that frequently results in population displacement and refugees.

A traumatic event occurs when an individual experiences, witnesses, or is confronted with a situation in which there is a perceived or real threat of bodily injury or a threat to life itself. ■ The acute traumatic moment for children is frequently ushered in by the discovery that parents are not able to protect them and the sudden awareness of vulnerability in the presence of imminent physical injury or death. ■ The individual response to stress is shaped by the impact of the fateful event and by one’s subjective appraisal.

Some children were relocated multiple times. Anecdotal reports gathered during Project Fleur-de-lis documented the highly stressful conditions. Jamming extended families into temporary trailers exposed many children, at close quarters, to adults consuming alcohol, having sex, and committing acts of aggression and domestic violence (Cohen et al. 2009). S. history (Kilmer and Gil-Rivas 2010). Hundreds of people remained missing and more than 1,800 were confirmed dead after the storm (Kessler et al.

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