A new study examines how falling victim to a natural disaster, such as a hurricane, can impact a child's mental health. Researchers hope the study will help physicians to identify those children most at need of social support services following a disaster to aid their recovery.
Natural disasters cause significant distress and stress to those affected. Previous studies have shown incidences of domestic violence become more prevalent and severe following a natural disaster. To help victims of domestic violence, researchers have proposed a new framework that can help them during and after the disasters.