Enhancing national capacity to conduct child and family disaster mental health research.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A substantial number of children and families experience emotional difficulties in the aftermath of disasters and terrorist events. Only recently has training in disaster preparedness and response been systematically incorporated into the curricula of mental health disciplines. The goal of the Child & Family Disaster Research Training & Education Program is to enhance the nation's capacity and infrastructure needed to conduct rigorous disaster mental health research on children and families. This article describes the creation and training of 10 specialized research teams, curriculum development, implementation of the program, and progress to date as well as lessons learned and challenges to sustainability.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Pfefferbaum, B; Maida, CA; Steinberg, AM; Beaton, RD; Pynoos, RS; Fairbank, JA; Brymer, MJ; Kurklinsky, AK

Published Date

  • 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 31 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 237 - 241

PubMed ID

  • 20882865

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1536-5026


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States