When Nothing Makes Sense: Disaster, Crisis,
and Their Effects on Children

Gerald Deskin, Greg Steckler

Synopsis

Less verbal than adults, young children may have fears and stress after a disaster, unknown to their parents or caretakers. Family and child therapists Gerald Deskin and Greg Steckler describe the usual symptoms and behaviors associated with catastrophic events and offer practical examples for helping children cope at such a time. Readers will learn the psychological aspects of children and disaster--behaviors and emotional states, common alterations of mental health following disaster, stress management for children, the impact of the media, cultural differences in handling stress and disaster much more.

 

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