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Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am. 1998 Jan;7(1):195-210, x.

A public mental health approach to the postdisaster treatment of children and adolescents.

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Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles, USA.


This article describes the implementation of mental health intervention programs for children, adolescents,and their families exposed to natural disaster and violence. Recommendations are made regarding needed levels of organization, methods of screening and triage, training and supervision of mental health staff, design and implementation of treatment approaches, and longitudinal monitoring of course of recovery and intervention outcome.

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