Mass trauma: disasters, terrorism, and war.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Disasters, war, and terrorism expose millions of children globally to mass trauma with increasing frequency and severity. The clinical impact of such exposure is influenced by a child's social ecology, which is understood in a risk and resilience framework. Research findings informed by developmental systems theory and the related core principles of contemporary developmental psychopathology are reviewed. Their application to the recent recommendations for interventions based on evolving public health models of community resilience are discussed along with practical clinical tools for individual response.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Chrisman, AK; Dougherty, JG

Published Date

  • April 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 257 - viii

PubMed ID

  • 24656579

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1558-0490

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.chc.2013.12.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States