Child Disaster Mental Health Services: a Review of the System of Care, Assessment Approaches, and Evidence Base for Intervention

Betty Pfefferbaum, Carol S. North

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5
Number of pages1
JournalCurrent Psychiatry Reports
Volume18
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

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Keywords

  • Assessment
  • Child disaster mental health interventions
  • Children
  • Disaster mental health services
  • Disaster system of care
  • Disasters
  • Stepped care

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Child Disaster Mental Health Services : a Review of the System of Care, Assessment Approaches, and Evidence Base for Intervention. / Pfefferbaum, Betty; North, Carol S.

In: Current Psychiatry Reports, Vol. 18, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 5.

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