Behavioral Health Conditions in Children and Youth Exposed to Natural Disasters
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2018). Behavioral Health Conditions in Children and Youth Exposed to Natural Disasters.
This resource discusses mental health and substance use (behavioral health) conditions in children and adolescents following exposure to natural disasters such as hurricanes, tornadoes, and earthquakes. It discusses the challenges faced by children and adolescents following natural disasters; sheds light on behavioral health consequences (such as PTSD, depression, and acute stress disorder) of being exposed to traumatic events; and presents various ways to reduce lasting impacts of such events.