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Responses of Children and Adolescents to Disaster

  • Rob Gordon
  • Ruth Wraith
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Part of the The Plenum Series on Stress and Coping book series (SSSO)

Abstract

The amnesia of childhood and even adolescence is such a veil that adults must resort to clinical experience and research to reconstruct the impact of trauma in early life. But both child and adolescent lack the perspective to follow the intricate repercussions of trauma as it unfolds in their being. After 7 years of clinical work with families in natural and man-made disasters, preceded by a further 7 years of hospital work, it is time to present our observations of responses to trauma.

Keywords

Traumatic Experience Child Psychiatry Part Versus Emotional Impression Vicarious Trauma 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rob Gordon
    • 1
  • Ruth Wraith
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyRoyal Children’s HospitalMelbourne, ParkvilleAustralia
  2. 2.Department of Child PsychotherapyRoyal Children’s HospitalMelbourne, ParkvilleAustralia

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