Fundamentals of information technology in the global marketplace : an honors thesis (HONRS 499)
Children's responses to disaster events are a major source of interest to researchers, as well as to parents, educators, and many other adults who are placed in a supervisory role over children. This paper particularly examines the development of posttraumatic stress symptoms (PTSS), in children following a disaster. In order to provide a complete examination of subsequent PTSS, this paper describes the more common symptoms that children exhibit and emphasizes a number of factors that are associated with the development of PTSS. Furthermore, it provides adults with some suggestions on the issue of allowing children to watch media coverage of a disaster. Lastly, if offers suggestions on how adults should talk and interact with children following disasters.