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Behavioral health conditions in children and youth exposed to natural disasters

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This issue of the SAMHSA Disaster Technical Assistance Center’s Supplemental Research Bulletin discusses reactions children and youth may have to a natural disaster. It also describes a variety of mental health issues and mental disorders that may occur, as well as substance use and misuse issues among adolescents, and risk and protective factors.

In addition, it introduces several interventions that can be implemented to improve post-disaster mental health in children and youth.

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Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)