Several decades of research have informed our knowledge of children’s reactions to disasters and the factors that influence their reactions. This article describes the system of care for child disaster mental health services using population risk to determine needed services and a stepped care approach built on assessment and monitoring to advance children to appropriate services. To assess the evidence base for disaster interventions, recent reviews of numerous child disaster mental health interventions are summarized.
- Child disaster mental health interventions
- Disaster mental health services
- Disaster system of care
- Stepped care
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health