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Going down the drain: When children's fears become real--responding to children when disaster strikes.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16519368     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
In recent years our nation and world have experienced horrendous natural disasters as well as those inflicted by terrorism. Data collected following September 11, 2001 show that children residing in the areas closest to where the attack occurred were not optimally assessed or supported to assist their response to the trauma they experienced. Data also show that children's recovery from exposure to trauma associated with disasters is affected by how their parents are able to cope with the turmoil surrounding these events. Children's responses also reflect their development, which in turn affects their understanding of what has occurred. Recommendations for care of infants, toddlers, children and adolescents who have been exposed to disasters are offered. In addition, how children interpret media presentations of these events affects their response. Children should have their viewing of media presentations limited and accompanied by adults who can address their child's questions and concerns.
Authors:
Ann L Wilson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  South Dakota medicine : the journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association     Volume:  59     ISSN:  0038-3317     ISO Abbreviation:  S D Med     Publication Date:  2006 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-03-07     Completed Date:  2006-03-27     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101265265     Medline TA:  S D Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  58-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
South Dakota State University, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Child
Child Psychology*
Child, Preschool
Disasters*
Fear*
Humans
Infant
Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic / prevention & control*
Television

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