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ERIC Number: EJ939105
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Oct
Pages: 26
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0192-513X
Disaster Hits Home: A Model of Displaced Family Adjustment after Hurricane Katrina
Peek, Lori; Morrissey, Bridget; Marlatt, Holly
Journal of Family Issues, v32 n10 p1371-1396 Oct 2011
The authors explored individual and family adjustment processes among parents (n = 30) and children (n = 55) who were displaced to Colorado after Hurricane Katrina. Drawing on in-depth interviews with 23 families, this article offers an inductive model of displaced family adjustment. Four stages of family adjustment are presented in the model: (a) family unity stage, (b) prioritizing safety stage (parents) and missing home stage (children), (c) confronting reality stage (parents) and feeling settled stage (children), and (d) reaching resolution. This research illustrates that parental and child adjustment trajectories are dynamic and may vary over time, thus underscoring the importance of considering the perspectives of both adults and children in research and disaster policy interventions. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Colorado