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Supporting Children in Times of Disaster

September 13, 2004. This one-hour Hot Topics webinar, David Schonfeld, MD, FAAP emphasizes the appropriate planning and response actions of public health professionals to meet the specific needs of children in crisis situations.

Quick Facts

Topics: Behavioral & Mental Health, Vulnerable Populations & Health Disparities, Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Violence and Injury Prevention

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

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Description

In this one-hour webinar, which is part of the Hot Topics series, David Schonfeld, MD, FAAP emphasizes the appropriate planning and response actions of public health professionals to meet the specific needs of children in crisis situations.

Air date: September 13, 2004

Learning Objectives

  • By the end of this session, participants should be able to:
  • Be able to outline and describe the common reactions children and adolescents may manifest after a crisis event.
  • Recognize the underlying reasons why children and parents often under-estimate and/or under-report children's adjustment problems after a crisis event.
  • Be able to discuss the risk factors for increased difficulty with adjustment after a crisis event.
  • Identify at least 4 general considerations for hospital and community preparedness planning for disasters and terrorism related to mental health needs.

Intended Audience

Public health nurses, school health nurses, social workers, public information officers, public health emergency planners and first responders; Anyone who would be called upon to support children & families during a disaster, including: primary care pediatricians, family practitioners, child psychologists, school administrators, school mental health professionals

Slides

Quick Facts

Topics: Behavioral & Mental Health, Vulnerable Populations & Health Disparities, Emergency Preparedness & Disasters, Violence and Injury Prevention

Format: Webinar

Time: 1 hour

Cost: Free

Presenter

David J. Schonfeld, MD, FAAP, is a developmental-behavioral pediatrician and Head of the Subsection, and Director of the Fellowship, in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Schonfeld established the School Crisis Response Initiative in 1991, which is now part of the National Center for Children Exposed to Violence at the Yale Child Study Center. In addition, he is coordinating the mental health response planning for the Yale-New Haven Health Systems terrorism preparedness.

Competencies

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