Psychosocial Issues For Children and Families In Disasters

About the Course:

This course provides physicians and mental health professionals with information regarding roles in disaster response as well as tools to assess and treat the needs of children and families who have experienced a disaster.


The Work Group on Disasters, American Academy of Pediatrics.

About the Author:

A Collaborative effort between the Federal Center For Mental Health Services and the American Academy of Pediatrics

Course Objectives:

  1. To learn more about the characteristics and impact of disasters.

  2. To become better acquainted with children and adolescents’ reactions to disasters and recommendations for dealing with them.

  3. to gain information on community involvement in times of disaster and on potential resources in a disaster environment

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