Helping Children and Adolescents Cope with Disasters and Other Traumatic Events: What Parents, Rescue Workers, and the Community Can Do [open pdf - 591KB]
From the Document: "When people think of trauma, they often focus on physical injuries. However, people also can experience psychological trauma after witnessing or experiencing distressing events. Trauma can be caused by natural disasters such as hurricanes, earthquakes, and floods. It also can be caused by acts of violence--such as terrorist attacks and mass shootings--as well as motor vehicle and other accidents. Reactions to trauma can be immediate or delayed. Responses may differ in severity and can include a wide range of behaviors and responses, sometimes influenced by culture."
NIH Publication No. 19-MH-8066; National Institutes of Health Publication No. 19 Mental Health 8066
National Institute of Mental Health: https://www.nimh.nih.gov/