Annotated Bibliography: Early Childhood Care and Development in Emergency Situations
This annotated bibliography reflects the findings from a scoping exercise to identify the published research about young children in emergency and crisis. Every year, emergenices place millions of children at risk worldwide affecting young children's security, health, emotional and psychosocial development. Early Childhood care and development (ECCD) in emergencies provides immediate, life-saving, multi-sectoral support for children from conception to eight years during times of crisis. The scope of the literature includes aspects of the need for ECCD in emergencies; interventions in ECCD in different types of emergency; and curricula, resources, training and dissemination of information for ECCD in emergencies. To suggest additional articles to be included in the annotated bibliography or for further information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Annotated Bibliography (presented alphabetically)
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Diaz, J. O. P. (1999). "Stressors in Puerto Rican Children as a Result of Hurricane Georges." Education 119(4): 658-663.
Dirkzwager, A. J., J. J. Kerssens, et al. (2006). "Health problems in children and adolescents before and after a man-made disaster." Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 45(1): 94-103.
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Doostgharin, T. (2009). "Children affected by earthquakes and their immediate emotional needs." International Social Work 52(1): 96-106.
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Ensor, M. O. (2008). "Displaced once again: Honduran migrant children in the path of Katrina." Children, youth and environments 18(1): 280-302.
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Below are presented two sample annotations from the complete annotated bibliography.
Baggerly, J. and H. A. Exum (2008). "Counseling Children After Natural Disasters: Guidance for Family Therapists." American Journal of Family Therapy 36(1): 79-93.
After natural disasters, most children exhibit typical symptoms, which can be mitigated when parents and teachers provide emotional support and facilitate adaptive coping strategies. However, some children may experience clinical symptoms, which require professional counseling. This article guides family therapists in (a) identifying children's typical and clinical symptoms after a natural disaster, (b) training parents and teachers in basic interventions, and (c) implementing developmentally appropriate clinical interventions that integrate play. A multimodal, three-phase approach of Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Play Therapy, and Family PlayTherapy is described.
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This study examines the association between trauma exposure and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among 157 help-seeking children (aged 8-17). Structured clinical interviews are carried out, and linear and logistic regression analyses are conducted to examine the relationship between PTSD and type of trauma exposure controlling for age, gender, and ethnicity. Confrontation with traumatic news, witnessing domestic violence, physical abuse, and sexual abuse are each significantly associated with PTSD. Witnessing a crime, being the victim of a crime, and exposure to accidents, fire, or disaster are not associated with PTSD. These findings underscore the association between interpersonal violence and childhood PTSD.