Event Title

On Your Own: Nursing Homes’ Experiences Before and During Hurricane Katrina

Theme

The roles of libraries and archives in disaster research

Start Date

2-6-2011 10:30 AM

End Date

2-6-2011 12:00 PM

Document Type

Presentation

Description

Post-disaster interventions for children need to be easily accessible, address prior and current traumatic events and losses and be easily implemented. One intervention that meets these criteria and also has promising support for its effectiveness is the Grief and Trauma Intervention (GTI) for children. GTI has been tested with children experiencing posttraumatic stress due to witnessing or being a direct victim of violence (often multiple types of violence), death of a loved one (including homicide) and disasters (specifically Hurricane Katrina). Results indicate significant improvements in symptoms of posttraumatic stress, depression, and traumatic grief, problem behaviors, and social support in children who participated in GTI. Implications for implementing GTI in a disaster context will be discussed.

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On Your Own: Nursing Homes’ Experiences Before and During Hurricane Katrina

Post-disaster interventions for children need to be easily accessible, address prior and current traumatic events and losses and be easily implemented. One intervention that meets these criteria and also has promising support for its effectiveness is the Grief and Trauma Intervention (GTI) for children. GTI has been tested with children experiencing posttraumatic stress due to witnessing or being a direct victim of violence (often multiple types of violence), death of a loved one (including homicide) and disasters (specifically Hurricane Katrina). Results indicate significant improvements in symptoms of posttraumatic stress, depression, and traumatic grief, problem behaviors, and social support in children who participated in GTI. Implications for implementing GTI in a disaster context will be discussed.