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Psychosocial Issues for Children and Families in Disasters: A Guide for the Primary Care Physician


This is a document created by the Workgroup on Disasters from the American Academy of Pediatrics. It is provided through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and is a guide for treatment of children and families who have experienced a disaster situation.


Primary Toolkit:

PPHR Toolkit

Keyword Area:

All-Hazards, Mental Health, Project Public Health Ready, Vulnerable Populations


Institutional Author:

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administrat





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