The plan of the book is to have 12-15 chapters that would represent an international perspective. Each chapter would involve a major disaster (last 10-15 years) and would be focused on the public mental health response to that disaster for the children and adolescents involved.Examples of particular disastersmight include: 9/11
• Hurricane Katerina
• Japanese earthquake and tsunami
• Boko Haram Terrorism in Africa
• Haiti Earthquake
• Paris Terror Attack
• Adjustment to Immigration
• Resilience to Ongoing Terror
• PTSD in Children and Adolescents
• Children after Earthquake.
This book provides a broad international perspective on the psychological trauma faced by children and adolescents exposed to major disasters, and on the local public health response to their needs. An outstanding quality of the book is that it draws upon the experience of local researchers, clinicians, and public mental health practitioners who dedicated themselves to these children in the wake of overwhelming events. The chapters address exemplary responses to a wide variety of trauma types, including severe weather, war, industrial catastrophes, earthquakes, and terrorism. Because disasters do not recognize geographic, economic, or political boundaries, the chapters have been selected to reflect the diverse global community’s attempt to respond to vulnerable children in the most challenging times. The book, thus, examines a diverse range of healthcare systems, cultural settings, mental health infrastructure, government policies, and the economic factors that have played an important role in responses to traumatic events. The ultimate goal of this book is to stimulate future international collaborations and interventions that will promote children’s mental health in the face of disaster.
• Presents an international perspective on approaches to post-disaster mental health for children and adolescents
• Combines clinical experience and research perspectives
• Discusses insightful perspectives on which approaches were most and least successful