CHILDREN AND DISASTER

Children, Youth and Environments (CYE) Special Issue on Children and Disasters by Lori Peek, Special Issue Editor.

Who Recommends It: Lori Peek, Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Co-Director, Center for Disaster and Risk Analysis at Colorado State University.

Why Lori Recommends it:  The special issue contains a collection of 20 papers from around the world that explore children’s reactions to drought, tsunamis, hurricanes, volcanic eruptions, climate change, and the HIV/AIDS pandemic. Some of the contributions also consider the experiences of children who live in a constant state of disaster as a result of chronic poverty, violence or unsafe living conditions. This is an important and comprehensive resource describing children’s special vulnerabilities and unique capacities.

 

Other Recommendations relating to Children and disasters

Emergency Preparedness for Families of Children with Special Needs, March 2011 by the Consortium for Infant and Child Health (CINCH) Children with Special Health Care Needs Work Group.

This is a 15-page Resource Guide that includes topics such as: Are You Ready?; Types of Emergencies; Planning & Recovery Resources; Emergency Preparation Checklist; Creating an Emergency Plan; Emergency Supply Kit; Practical Tips; If an Emergency Strikes; Tips for Supporting Your Childern; Personal Information Forms

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