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Approaches to the assessment of children in the context of disasters

journal contribution
posted on 31.07.2018, 00:00 by BS Lai, E Alisic, R Lewis, Kevin Ronan
Children exposed to disasters are a vulnerable population, making the assessment of children post-disaster an important issue. Utilizing a Multiple Gating Stepped Care framework, we highlight recent literature related to post-disaster assessment and intervention for children. In particular, we focus on screening, clinical evaluation, and feedback-informed service delivery. Screening allows large populations of children to be assessed at a relatively low cost. Children identified by screening as being at risk may then be assessed through more in-depth clinical evaluations, in order to assess clinical symptoms, strengths, and stressors, and to make determinations about appropriate interventions. Continued assessment during therapy provides important feedback for the delivery of appropriate care. New formats for assessment, as well as issues related to identifying sources for assessment, are discussed. Recommendations for future directions are provided.

Funding

Category 4 - CRC Research Income

History

Volume

18

Issue

5

Start Page

1

End Page

8

Number of Pages

8

eISSN

1535-1645

ISSN

1523-3812

Location

United States

Publisher

Current Science, Springer, USA

Language

eng

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Georgia State University, USA; Monash University;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Current Psychiatry Reports

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