Children, Youth and Environments
Vol. 18, No.1 (2008)
ISSN 1546-2250

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Special Issue: Children and Disasters

Guest Editor: Lori Peek
Children and Disasters: Understanding Vulnerability, Developing Capacities, and Promoting Resilience – An Introduction
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Lori Peek


Psychological and Physiological Correlates of Stress in Children Exposed to Disaster: Current Research and Recommendations for Intervention
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Inka Weissbecker, Sandra E. Sephton, Meagan B. Martin and David M. Simpson

The Implications of Climate Change for Children in Lower-Income Countries
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Sheridan Bartlett

Children, Adolescents and the HIV and AIDS Pandemic: Changing Inter-Generational Relationships and Intra-Family Communication Patterns in Botswana
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Klaus Geiselhart, Fred Krüger and Thando D. Gwebu

Vulnerability of Children and Youth in Drought Disasters: A Case Study of Botswana
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Agnes A. Babugura

A Look at the Standards Gap: Comparing Child Protection Responses in the Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the Indian Ocean Tsunami
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Anne Westbrook Lauten and Kimberly Lietz

The School as a Source of Support for Katrina-Evacuated Youth
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Edith J. Barrett, Maria Martinez-Cosio and Carrie Y. Barron Ausbrooks

Caring for Young Children after a Hurricane: Childcare Workers Reflect on Support and Training Needs
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Samantha L. Wilson and Mary Ann Kershaw

The Role of Children and Youth in Communicating Disaster Risk
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Tom Mitchell, Katharine Haynes, Nick Hall, Wei Choong, and Katie Oven

Displaced Once Again: Honduran Migrant Children in the Path of Katrina
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Marisa O. Ensor

Disaster Resilience and Children: Managing Food Security in Zimbabwe’s Binga District
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Siambabala Bernard Manyena, Maureen Fordham and Andrew Collins

Promoting Child and Family Resilience to Disasters: Effects, Interventions and Prevention Effectiveness
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Kevin R. Ronan, Kylie Crellin, David M. Johnston, Julia Becker, Kirsten Finnis and Douglas Paton

Research Notes

Out of the Floodwaters, But Not Yet on Dry Ground: Experiences of Displacement and Adjustment in Adolescents and Their Parents Following Hurricane Katrina
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Jennifer A. Reich and Martha Wadsworth

Youth Mortality by Forces of Nature
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Sammy Zahran, Lori Peek and Samuel D. Brody

Reports from the Field

Disaster Risk Reduction and Vulnerable Populations in Jamaica: Protecting Children within the Comprehensive Disaster Management Framework
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Kerry-Ann N. Morris and Michelle T. Edwards

Caring for Children in the Aftermath of Disaster: The Church of the Brethren Children’s Disaster Services Program
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Lori Peek, Jeannette Sutton and Judy Gump

Hurricane Disaster Response by School-Based Health Centers
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Norman A. Dolch, Daniel L. Meyer and Angel V. Huval

Garbage to Garden: Developing a Safe, Nurturing and Therapeutic Environment for the Children of the Garbage Pickers Utilizing an Academic Design/Build Service Learning Model
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Daniel Winterbottom

Big Bird, Disaster Masters, and High School Students Taking Charge: The Social Capacities of Children in Disaster Education
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Tricia Wachtendorf, Bethany Brown and Marcia C. Nickle

After the Tsunami in Cooks Nagar: The Challenges of Participatory Rebuilding
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Sheridan Bartlett

Resource List

Children and Disasters Annotated Resource List
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Sara Gill, Lindsey Gulsvig and Lori Peek

Book Reviews

Helping Children Cope with Disasters and Terrorism
by Annette La Greca, Wendy K. Silverman, Eric M. Vernberg, and Michael C. Roberts

No Fear: Growing Up in a Risk-Averse Society
by Tim Gill

Towards a Culture of Prevention: Disaster Risk Reduction Begins at School: Good Practices and Lessons Learned
by R. Alain Valency and Jimena Lazarte, eds.

When Their World Falls Apart: Helping Families and Children Manage the Effects of Disasters
by Lawrence B. Rosenfeld, Joanne S. Caye, Ofra Avalon, and Mooli Lahad

Promoting Community Resilience in Disasters: The Role for Schools, Youth, and Families
by Kevin R. Ronan and David M. Johnston

Media Reviews

Invisible Children [Rough Cut]
directed by Laren Poole and Jason Russell

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