Improving Adjustment and Resilience in Children Following a Disaster Addressing Research Challenges
Grolnick, W., Schonfeld, D., Schreiber, M., et al. (2018). Improving Adjustment and Resilience in Children Following a Disaster: Addressing Research Challenges. (Abstract only.) American Psychologist. 73(3):215-229.
The authors note that more research is needed on interventions that can help children experiencing negative behavioral health effects post-disaster. The article highlights knowledge gaps and key challenges in conducting research (e.g., obtaining consent, designing rigorous studies, and obtaining funding quickly enough to conduct the study). The authors list promising strategies (e.g., alternative study designs, working with schools and communities) that could overcome these challenges.