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Disasters and Terrorism



This section is for Researchers, Providers, & Helpers

This section is for Researchers, Providers, and Helpers

Disasters and Terrorism

Disasters include human-caused events, such as terrorist attacks, and natural disasters, like floods and tsunamis. This page includes general information about the effects of disasters, reviews of disaster research, and useful resources for care providers.

Essential Information and Guidelines

Mental Health Interventions

Common Reactions to Disaster

Research Findings on Disasters and Terrorism

Special Concerns: Co-Occurring Conditions

Special Concerns: Family Issues

  • Terrorist Attacks and Children
    Discusses how children respond to events of terrorism, and tips for what professionals and parents can do.
  • Disasters and Domestic Violence
    Reviews research investigating whether domestic violence (DV) increases after a disaster or if DV influences women's postdisaster recovery.


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