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Promoting child and family resilience to disasters : effects, interventions, and prevention effectiveness

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posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Kevin RonanKevin Ronan, Kylie CrellinKylie Crellin, D Johnston, K Finnis, D Paton, J Becker
This paper combines the findings of research aimed at assisting children, youth, and families to more effectively cope with the effects of disasters with a review of the relevant literature. We briefly review the effects of disasters on children, summarizing theory and research on risk and protective factors, interventions following a hazardous event, and promoting children’s resilience. We also look at the role of preventive interventions in assisting children and their families to prepare both physically and psychologically for disasters. Finally, we summarize findings from evaluation of school-level hazards education programs in New Zealand. Based on promising research to date, we highlight factors that may underpin hazard intervention effectiveness.

History

Volume

18

Issue

1

Start Page

332

End Page

353

Number of Pages

22

ISSN

1546-2250

Location

Boulder

Publisher

University of Colorado

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Centre for Social Science Research; Centre for Social Science Research; Institute of Geological & Nuclear Sciences Limited; Massey University; TBA Research Institute; University of Tasmania;

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

Children, youth and environments.