How pediatricians can respond to the psychosocial implications of disasters

M. L. Wolraich, J. Aceves, H. M. Feldman, Jr Hagan, B. J. Howard, A. Navarro, A. J. Richtsmeier, H. C. Tolmas

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Natural and human-caused disasters, violence with weapons, and terrorist acts have touched directly the lives of thousands of families with children in the United States. Media coverage of disasters has brought images of floods, hurricanes, and airplane crashes into the living rooms of most American families, with limited censorship for vulnerable young children. Therefore, children may be exposed to disastrous events in ways that previous generations never or rarely experienced. Pediatricians should serve as important resources to the community in preparing for disasters, as well as acting in its behalf during and after such events.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)521-523
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - Feb 1999
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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