ERIC Number: EJ1125765
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Young Children and Disasters: Lessons Learned About Resilience and Recovery
Osofsky, Joy D.; Reuther, Erin T.
ZERO TO THREE, v34 n2 p46-54 Nov 2013
For young children, consistency, nurturance, protection, and support are required for both resilience and full recovery. This article reviews relevant literature, developmental issues affecting young children, and factors that influence resilience and recovery including both promotive and protective influences. Focus is also placed on disaster preparedness and implementation of effective interventions for young children following disasters. Disaster response for young children can be much improved with attention to their developmental needs including their increased vulnerability and dependence on caregivers to keep them safe and support their recovery. With better preparation, training, and recognition of potential difficulties, young children can be provided with more support during and in the aftermath of disasters.
Descriptors: Young Children, Natural Disasters, Coping, Resilience (Psychology), Child Development, Developmental Stages, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, Emergency Programs, Intervention, Parent Role
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