Children's response to terrorism: A critical review of the literature

Betty Pfefferbaum, Rose L. Pfefferbaum, Robin H. Gurwitch, Sridevi Nagumalli, Edward N. Brandt, Madeline J. Robertson, Alexandra Aceska, Vishal S. Saste

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Abstract

The advent of major terrorist assaults has ushered in a sense of insecurity and vulnerability heretofore unknown in the US. There is information about the impact of disasters and trauma on children, but relatively little data on the effects of terrorism. The events of September 11, 2001 have underscored the need to examine this issue. This report summarizes recent studies that address the impact of terrorist incidents on children, and examines issues related to mental health services for children in the post-attack environment. Work related to the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center, the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City, the 1998 bombing of the American Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya, and the September 11 attacks are reviewed. This article indicates significant challenges in the identification, evaluation, and treatment of children potentially in need of attention.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)95-100
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent Psychiatry Reports
Volume5
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

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Pfefferbaum, B., Pfefferbaum, R. L., Gurwitch, R. H., Nagumalli, S., Brandt, E. N., Robertson, M. J., ... Saste, V. S. (2003). Children's response to terrorism: A critical review of the literature. Current Psychiatry Reports, 5(2), 95-100. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11920-003-0025-1

Children's response to terrorism : A critical review of the literature. / Pfefferbaum, Betty; Pfefferbaum, Rose L.; Gurwitch, Robin H.; Nagumalli, Sridevi; Brandt, Edward N.; Robertson, Madeline J.; Aceska, Alexandra; Saste, Vishal S.

In: Current Psychiatry Reports, Vol. 5, No. 2, 01.01.2003, p. 95-100.

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Pfefferbaum, B, Pfefferbaum, RL, Gurwitch, RH, Nagumalli, S, Brandt, EN, Robertson, MJ, Aceska, A & Saste, VS 2003, 'Children's response to terrorism: A critical review of the literature', Current Psychiatry Reports, vol. 5, no. 2, pp. 95-100. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11920-003-0025-1
Pfefferbaum B, Pfefferbaum RL, Gurwitch RH, Nagumalli S, Brandt EN, Robertson MJ et al. Children's response to terrorism: A critical review of the literature. Current Psychiatry Reports. 2003 Jan 1;5(2):95-100. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11920-003-0025-1
Pfefferbaum, Betty ; Pfefferbaum, Rose L. ; Gurwitch, Robin H. ; Nagumalli, Sridevi ; Brandt, Edward N. ; Robertson, Madeline J. ; Aceska, Alexandra ; Saste, Vishal S. / Children's response to terrorism : A critical review of the literature. In: Current Psychiatry Reports. 2003 ; Vol. 5, No. 2. pp. 95-100.
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