Running Head: EFFECTS OF DISASTER ON CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTSEffects of Disaster on Children and AdolescentsNameInstitutional Affiliation1EFFECTS OF DISASTER ON CHILDREN AND ADOLESCENTS2Disasters bring about short-and long-term effects on the emotional adjustment, health,psychological functioning, and developmental trajectory of kids (Steele, 2008). The effect of adisaster on each child may vary depending on the nature and amount of death, destruction anddisruption, and extent of personal involvement among other factors. After a disaster has occurredmost children may be experiencing adjustment difficulties, however, they may not demonstrateobservable symptoms.Disaster behavioral health refers to the emotional, cognitive, psychological, social anddevelopmental impacts that the disasters have on the survivors and responders as they respondand recover. People ought to avoid talking about the events that are associated with the kind ofreactions that the people involved in a disaster show. The adults too may not have the ability toidentify their kid's needs with prime sensitivity. Also, the parents may have difficulties inadjusting to an event and may, in turn, t ...
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