An International Perspective on Disasters and Children's Mental Health

  • Christina W. Hoven
  • Lawrence V. Amsel
  • Sam Tyano

Part of the Integrating Psychiatry and Primary Care book series (IPPC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Children in Disasters: An Overview

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joy D. Osofsky, Tonya C. Hansel, Howard J. Osofsky, Anthony H. Speier
      Pages 21-42
  3. Terrorism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Jibril Omuya Abdulmalik, Asmau Mohammed Chubado Dahiru, Mohammed Said Jidda, Musa Abba Wakil, Olayinka Olusola Omigbodun
      Pages 45-61
    3. Khalid A. Mufti, Ali Ahsan Mufti, Michaeline Bresnahan
      Pages 63-71
    4. Jonathan S. Comer, Alejandra Golik, Julio Martin
      Pages 73-91
  4. Earthquakes and Tsunamis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 93-93
    2. Marcelo Leiva-Bianchi, Andrea Araneda, Andrés Fresno, Rosario Spencer
      Pages 95-112
    3. Judite Blanc, Ingrid van Balkom
      Pages 147-164
  5. Nuclear Events

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Hisako Watanabe, Shintaro Kikuchi, Kanae Narui, Kimiko Toyoshima, Hiroko Suzuki, Natsuko Tokita et al.
      Pages 167-190
    3. Konstantin Nikolayevich Loganovsky, Tatiana Konstantinovna Loganovskaya
      Pages 191-218
  6. Extreme Weather and Geography

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 231-231
    2. George J. Musa, William Keating, Brian Brutzman
      Pages 253-269
  7. Parents and Children in Times of War

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 271-271
    2. Khachatur Gasparyan, John Saroyan
      Pages 273-299
    3. Jacob Y. Stein, Roy Aloni, Laura Crompton, Gadi Zerach, Zahava Solomon
      Pages 323-340
  8. Refugees and Human Rights

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-341
    2. Jeffrey Goldhagen, Sherry Shenoda, Peter Dixon
      Pages 363-387
  9. Future Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 389-389
    2. Alana Siegel, Sophie Brickman, Zoe Goldberg, Ruth Pat-Horenczyk
      Pages 391-418
    3. Lawrence V. Amsel, Brian Brutzman, Mythili Ananthasayan
      Pages 419-439

About this book


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.


PTSD Refugees Psychiatric Public Health Wars Mental Health Disaster Resilience Interventions Recovery Psychological Trauma

Editors and affiliations

  • Christina W. Hoven
    • 1
  • Lawrence V. Amsel
    • 2
  • Sam Tyano
    • 3
  1. 1.New York State Psychiatric InstituteColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.New York State Psychiatric InstituteColumbia UniversityNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Tel Aviv University School of MedicineTel AvivIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-15871-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-15872-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2522-5693
  • Series Online ISSN 2522-5707
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