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ERIC Number: EJ898735
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-1538-6619
Aiding Young Children in Taiwan's Typhoon Disaster: How an NAEYC Interest Forum Takes Action
Young Children, v65 n5 p62-64 Sep 2010
When devastating natural disasters struck Asia last year--typhoons in Taiwan and the Philippines and an earthquake in Indonesia--members of the Asian Interest Forum (AIF) worried about basic living environments and the emotional needs of children in these regions. AIF decided to focus on helping victims of Morakot, the deadliest typhoon in Taiwan's recorded history. As a result of this disaster, many Taiwanese children lost their parents, homes, and schools and became orphans. Other children were exposed to excessive disaster media coverage, with potential psychological harm. AIF members, concerned about the aftereffects on children and families, consulted disaster research on how best to support victims. This column shares some of the strategies and insights learned in working with parents and early childhood teachers about how to help young children from different cultures cope with natural disasters.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan