Disaster Response and Mental Health in Children
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Disaster Response and Mental Health in Children

This quiz assesses understanding of disaster response and mental health, particularly in children. It covers the role of caregivers, family, and social support as protective factors during pre-impact and impact phases of disaster.

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What is a primary protective factor for children in the pre-impact and impact phases of a disaster?

Their family

Who are the first responders to children in the pre-impact and impact phases of a disaster?

Caregivers, such as parents and teachers

What is a common behavior exhibited by preschool children who need extra help after a disaster?

Withdrawal or depression

What is an effective post-disaster counseling method for preschool children?

<p>Reenactment of events through play</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why is it essential to quickly reestablish a regular schedule for eating, playing, and sleeping for preschool children after a disaster?

<p>To provide a sense of routine and stability</p> Signup and view all the answers

Who is more influential in the lives of teenagers following a disaster?

<p>Their peer group</p> Signup and view all the answers

What factors can influence an individual's psychological response to a disaster?

<p>Genetic vulnerabilities and prior history</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a common reaction to a disaster among all who experience it?

<p>Concern for basic survival</p> Signup and view all the answers

What can exacerbate the trauma of a disaster?

<p>Unusual events, such as deaths or injuries</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a potential consequence of a disaster on mental health?

<p>Behavioral health problems and morbidity</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is an important aspect of post-disaster counseling?

<p>Listening to victims' stories and feelings</p> Signup and view all the answers

Which group may be disproportionately affected by a disaster?

<p>Children and vulnerable populations</p> Signup and view all the answers

What are some common reactions to traumatic events following a disaster?

<p>Disturbing memories and nightmares, increased fear, and hyper-alertness</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why are dedicated behavioral health services necessary for vulnerable populations following a disaster?

<p>To address the unique psychological needs of these groups</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is important to consider when assessing the stress reaction of individuals who have experienced a disaster?

<p>Cultural differences in perceiving traumatic experiences</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a key factor in developing effective post-disaster counseling programs?

<p>Incorporating cultural aspects from the group's background</p> Signup and view all the answers

What is a common mental health issue that can arise following exposure to trauma and disasters?

<p>Major depression</p> Signup and view all the answers

Why is it important to involve members of the affected group in planning and delivering post-disaster services?

<p>To give them a sense of empowerment and improve outcomes</p> Signup and view all the answers

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