Children and Disasters

Member Research Program


Children and Disasters

This line of research focuses on the impact of disasters on youth and the development of interventions for disaster exposed youth.
Ecological theory.
Survey assessment of disaster exposure, other traumatic exposures, PTSD symptoms, depression, and social support.
Weems, C., & Overstreet, S. (2008). Child and adolescent mental health research in the context of Hurricane Katrina: An ecological-needs-based perspective and introduction to the special section. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 37, 487-494.
Weems, C., & Overstreet, S. (2009). An ecological-needs-based perspective of adolescent and youth emotional development in the context of disasters: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina (pp. 27 – 44). In K. Cherry (Ed.), Lifespan Perspectives on Natural Disasters: Coping with Katrina, Rita and Other Storms. New York: Springer.
Overstreet, S., Salloum, A., & Badour, C. (2010). A school-based assessment of secondary stressors and adolescent mental health18 months post- Katrina. Journal of School Psychology, 48, 413 – 431.
Overstreet, S., Salloum, A., Burch, B., & West, J. (2011). Challenges associated with childhood exposure to severe natural disasters: Research review and clinical implications. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 4, 52 - 68.
Salloum, A., Carter, P., Burch, B., Garfinkel, A. N., & Overstreet, S. (2011). Impact of exposure to community violence, hurricane Katrina, and hurricane Gustav on posttraumatic stress and depressive symptoms among school age children. Anxiety, Stress, and Coping, 24, 27 - 42.
Salloum, A., & Overstreet, S. (2008). Effectiveness of a grief and trauma intervention for children post-disaster. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 37, 495 - 529.
Salloum, A., & Overstreet, S. (2012). Grief and trauma intervention for children after disaster: Exploring coping skills and trauma narration. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 50, 169 – 179.
Nastasi, B., Overstreet, S., & Summerville, M. (2011). School-based mental health services in post-disaster contexts: A public health framework. School Psychology International, 32, 533-552.
Mental health
Resilience
Trauma


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