12501 - Access to and Need for Counseling Among Children...

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Access to and Need for Counseling Among Children after the September 11 th Attacks on the World Trade Center Jennifer Stuber, PhD Sandro Galea, MD, MPH Betty Pfefferbaum, MD, JD Alan R. Fleischman, MD This research was supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health (MH66385 and RO1 MH66081-01) and the William T. Grant Foundation. Presentation to the 2003 Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting May 3-6, 2003 Seattle, WA Gerry Fairbrother, PhD New York Academy of Medicine
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Children often need mental health support after a traumatic event But children’s access to services depends on Availability of services Ability of adults to recognize need Ability of adults to find the service Often, ability to pay The experience of September 11 th offers lessons for the future about service provision Background
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To describe children’s need for and receipt of counseling after September 11 th To describe sources of counseling To determine predictors of counseling Objectives
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Methods Cross-sectional Random Digit Dial survey Population-based in New York City 2,011 respondents of whom 434 were parents of children 4-17 years old 60% cooperation rate Conducted January, 2003 (four months after the September 11 th attacks)
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Instrument Assessed Children Disaster Exposure PTSR Parents PTSD Depression Demographic Information Family Structure Income Borough of Residence Behavior Problems Counseling Received Crying in Front of Child Disaster Exposure Gender Race/Ethnicity
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Children’s Disaster Exposure/Experiences
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