Psychological Impact of Fire Disaster on Children and Their Parents

  title={Psychological Impact of Fire Disaster on Children and Their Parents},
  author={Russell T. Jones and David Paul Ribbe and Phillippe B Cunningham and J. David Weddle and Audra K. Langley},
  journal={Behavior Modification},
  pages={163 - 186}
Six weeks following a major wildfire, children’s psychosocial functioning was examined. Employing a multimethod assessment approach, the short-term mental health consequences of the fire were evaluated. Individual adjustment was compared between families who reported high levels of loss as a result of the fire (high-loss group) and families who reported relatively low levels of loss resulting from the fire (low-loss group). Standardized assessment procedures were employed for children and… 

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