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Lifespan Perspectives on Natural Disasters

Coping with Katrina, Rita, and Other Storms

Editors: Cherry, Katie E. (Ed.)

  • Includes evidence-based findings that may stimulate future research and/or inform public policy on natural disaster effects from a developmental perspective
  • Pays special attention to persons over age 85
  • Chapter authors are faculty in universities in south Louisiana, people who have direct experience with Hurricane Rita and Katrina and their effects
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About this book

Some of our most disturbing images of Hurricane Katrina involve the very old, trapped in flooded nursing homes, and the very young, sick in toxic trailers. Using the Katrina-Rita nexus as its reference point, Lifespan Perspectives on Natural Disasters takes the developmental long view on human strengths and vulnerabilities during large-scale devastation and crisis. An expert panel of behavioral scientists and first responders analyzes the psychological impact of natural disasters on—and coping faculties associated with—children, adolescents, and young, middle-aged, older, young-old and late-life oldest-old adults. This timely information is invaluable both to mental health service providers and to those tasked with developing age-appropriate disaster preparedness, intervention, and recovery programs. In addition, the book references other deadly storms as well as other major catastrophic events (e.g., the September 11 attacks, the Indian Ocean Tsunami), and includes such topics as:

  • Young children’s understanding of hurricanes.
  • Positive adjustment in youth after Katrina.
  • How families make meaning out of disaster.
  • Disaster recovery in the workplace.
  • Recovery services for the frail elderly.
  • Coping and health in late life.
  • Preparation and training mental health personnel for disasters.

Unique in the disaster literature, Lifespan Perspectives on Natural Disasters serves as a research reference and idea book for professionals and graduate-level students in psychology, social work, and disaster preparedness and services.

About the authors

Katie E. Cherry, Ph.D., is a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Life Course and Aging Center at Louisiana State University. Her research expertise is adult development and aging with special emphasis on memory aging in healthy older adults. Her research is funded by the National Institute on Aging and the Louisiana Board of Regents. In 2002, she was awarded the Emogene Pliner Distinguished Professor of Aging Studies professorship for her contributions to the field of adult development and aging.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Young Children’s Demonstrated Understanding of Hurricanes

    Buchanan, Teresa K. (et al.)

    Pages 3-26

  • An Ecological-Needs-Based Perspective of Adolescent and Youth Emotional Development in the Context of Disaster: Lessons from Hurricane Katrina

    Weems, Carl F. (et al.)

    Pages 27-44

  • Positive Adjustment in Youth Post-Katrina: The Impact of Child and Maternal Social Support and Coping

    Vigna, Julia F. (et al.)

    Pages 45-64

  • The Impact of Hurricane Katrina on Children and Adolescents: Conceptual and Methodological Implications for Assessment and Intervention

    Jones, Russell T. (et al.)

    Pages 65-94

  • The Psychological Impact of Hurricanes and Storms on Adults

    Davis, Thompson E., III (et al.)

    Pages 97-112

Buy this book

eBook $74.99
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-0393-8
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $84.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4419-0392-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $99.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-1-4899-8365-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Lifespan Perspectives on Natural Disasters
Book Subtitle
Coping with Katrina, Rita, and Other Storms
Editors
  • Katie E. Cherry
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-0393-8
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-0393-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-0392-1
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-8365-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 336
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