Disaster Mental Health Response for Children
Illinois Emergency Medical Services for Children. (2017). Disaster Mental Health Response for Children (3rd Edition).
The purpose of this course is to provide education and resources that can be used as just-in-time training to prepare providers to identify the needs of pediatric survivors so that they may provide support in a way that helps these children return to pre-disaster levels of functioning. It discusses a number of topics, including Common Reactions to Disasters; Childhood Grief and Childhood Grief in Disasters; and Severe Reactions to Disasters: Stress, Acute Stress Disorder (ASD), and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).