Helping children avoid or deal with emotional problems in the wake of a disaster is one of the most important challenges of public health workers. In light of the many crises and disasters that have been confronted in the last several years, it is essential that public health workers have a basic understanding of childrens' reactions and of the possible ways of helping them. It is therefore the aim of this course to focus on the following
1. Define Disaster-Related Trauma
2. List typical childhood reactions to trauma
3. List the factors that influence children’s reactions to trauma
4. Recognize “red flags” that indicate possible need for further intervention
5. Define resilience and its role in disaster situations
6. List factors associated with resilience
7. List potential interventions to assist children in recovering from Disaster-related trauma.