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The Protection System for Children of Disaster Management with the Case of the U. S. and Its Implications for Korea

  • Crisisonomy
  • Abbr : KRCEM
  • 2014, 10(3), pp.149-163
  • Publisher : Crisis and Emergency Management: Theory and Praxis
  • Research Area : Social Science > Public Policy > Public Policy in general

Park Dong Kyun 1

1대구한의대학교

Accredited

ABSTRACT

Children suffer disproportionately from the impacts of emergencies and major disasters and need protection from physical harm, psycho-social distress, family separation, and denial of access to quality education. Physical security is important for protecting children from harm and ensuring that appropriate medical care is available for children injured in disasters. A child's emotional stability can be easily disrupted by a disaster event, and care must be taken in identifying the symptoms associated with a child traumatized by a disaster event. Family, schools, child care providers and care givers, critical community infrastructure, social services, and classmates and friends all play a role in the daily life of a child. A key to reducing these impacts on children is to adopt and implement mitigation measures that make their homes and their communities more resilient from disasters. Reducing the impacts of future disasters is the key to successful mitigation practices. School officers and child care providers must develop emergency plans in advance of future disaster, and the shelter operators must be aware of the needs of children and provide the appropriate resources to meet these needs. Programs in schools, summer camps, and child care facilities can help build confidence and resiliency in children as they prepare for the next disaster.

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