ERIC Number: EJ855166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Aug-15
Reference Count: 0
Working with Children Who Have Experienced War, Terrorism, and Disaster
Webster, Paula Sunanon; Harris, Yvette R.
Childhood Education, v85 n6 p364 Aug 2009
In this article, the authors provide an overview of the consequences of war, terrorism, and disaster on children's physical, social, emotional, and cognitive development. Next, they discuss the "resiliency promoting" strategies that adults who work with children may employ prior to and after a catastrophic event. The article concludes with selections from children's literature that teachers, parents, and other adults who work with children might use to explore the essence of thoughts and feelings about peace, war, terrorism, and disaster.
Descriptors: Childrens Literature, Terrorism, Cognitive Development, War, Natural Disasters, Child Development, Personality Traits, Counseling Techniques, Peace, Social Development, Emotional Development
Association for Childhood Education International. 17904 Georgia Avenue Suite 215, Olney, MD 20832. Tel: 800-423-3563; Tel: 301-570-2111; Fax: 301-570-2212; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.acei.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A