Child citizenship in disaster risk and affected environments

Lisa Gibbs, Colin MacDougall, Carol Mutch, P O'Conner

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    Children can’t always be protected from exposure to unpredictable disaster events and the subsequent disruption that can undermine mental, physical, emotional and social health, often extending into adulthood (Anderson, 2005; Bonanno, Brewin, Kaniasty, & La Greca, 2010; Changaris, 2010; McFarlane & Van Hooff, 2009). It can also interrupt development and learning (Gilligan, 2000; National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, 2004). However, many children demonstrate resilience by negotiating the periods of initial distress and family, school and community disruption and then continuing to thrive in these different settings (Anderson, 2005; Boyden, 2003; Hagan, 2005; Peek, 2008)
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDisaster resilience
    Subtitle of host publicationan integrated approach
    EditorsDouglas Paton, David Johnston
    Place of PublicationSpringfield, Illinois
    PublisherCharles C Thomas Pub Ltd
    Number of pages20
    ISBN (Electronic)9780398091699
    ISBN (Print)9780398091705
    Publication statusPublished - 2017


    • Children
    • Disasters
    • mental health
    • social health
    • resilience
    • adversity


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