Addressing the Needs of Children With Disabilities Experiencing Disaster or Terrorism
Stough, L.M., Ducy, E.M., and Kang, D. (2017). Addressing the Needs of Children With Disabilities Experiencing Disaster or Terrorism. Current Psychiatry Reports.
The authors conducted a literature review to identify psychosocial factors relating to children with disabilities in the context of disaster or terrorism. They found that there are very few studies on the psychological effects of disaster/terrorism on children with pre-existing disabilities and “empirical evidence of the effectiveness of trauma-focused therapies for this population is limited.” They note that social stigma and health concerns, compromise the recovery of these children, who are disproportionately affected by disasters, terrorism, and war.