Children with multiple risks: Preventing toxic stress and meeting the needs of children and families with multiple serious risk factors - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (HHS, SAMHSA)
This chapter discusses the importance of understanding the connections between maternal substance abuse and supportive services for children. The material also provides information on women in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the importance of linking services to children of mothers who are in residential substance abuse treatment. The content in this chapter can help a variety of community, state, and federal stakeholders understand issues specific to children and families post-disaster. [The resource is Chapter 6 is from "State Issues and Innovations in Creating Integrated Early Learning and Development Systems, A Follow Up to Early Childhood 2010: Innovations for the Next Generation"]
Gender and health in natural disasters - World Health Organization (WHO)
This article discusses the lack of research on sex and gender differences in vulnerability to the impact of disasters. The publication considers the issues of gender roles, social and economic consequences, evidence of domestic and sexual violence, psychological impacts, planning and delivering disaster response services, the research that is needed, and the implications for disaster relief programs and policies.
The immediate psychological and occupational impact of the 2003 SARS outbreak in a teaching hospital - Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ)
This article describes psychological effects on patients and health care workers of a severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) outbreak in Canada in 2003. Researchers describe the outbreak and response at the hospital they studied and note psychological effects and mental health support provided to SARS patients and health care workers. Among their findings is that connecting with others may be an effective coping strategy during an outbreak. [Citation: Maunder, R., Hunter, J., Vincent, L., Bennett, J., Peladeau, N., Leszcz, M., Sadavoy, J., Verhaeghe, L.M., Steinberg, R., & Mazzulli, T. Canadian Medical Association Journal. 2003 May 13; 168(10): 1245-1251.]