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Meeting Mental Health Needs Following a Natural Disaster: Lessions From Hurricane Katrina

Paula Madrid; Roy F. Grant

Title:
Meeting Mental Health Needs Following a Natural Disaster: Lessions From Hurricane Katrina
Author(s):
Madrid, Paula
Grant, Roy F.
Date:
Type:
Articles
Department(s):
National Center for Disaster Preparedness
Volume:
39
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Book/Journal Title:
Professional Psychology: Research and Practice
Abstract:
Hurricane Katrina had a devastating impact on hundreds of thousands of Louisiana and Mississippi families. Housing was destroyed, jobs were lost, and family members were separated, sometimes in different states and without communication. Postdisaster stress reactions were common, with vulnerable individuals most affected. Mental health services were not adequate to meet immediate needs, and postdisaster mental health issues often emerge over time. This article describes the mental health needs of dislocated and evacuee children and families and the steps that were taken to develop mental health programs that would be sustainable over time to meet this new level of need.
Subject(s):
Public health
Mental health
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Paula Madrid, Roy F. Grant, , Meeting Mental Health Needs Following a Natural Disaster: Lessions From Hurricane Katrina, Columbia University Academic Commons, .

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