These two special issues of Applied Developmental Science include eight major studies of the impacts of the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks on children, youth, and their parents. Issue 1 includes a report of the impact of September 11th on New York City youth in comparison with that of everyday violence, as well as three studies which demonstrate the impact of the attacks on the metal health and coping strategies of adolescents throughout the country, despite being physically distant from the event.
Issue 2 includes a study of separation anxiety in school age children in New York City following the attacks, the results from two national surveys of parents' roles in helping children respond to or process the attacks, and a study of the impact of such a "distant trauma" on rural youth.
Volume 8, Numbers 3, 2004
Contents:ARTICLES: E.T. Gershoff, J.L. Aber, Editors' Introduction: Assessing the Impact of September 11th, 2001, on Children, Youth, and Parents: Methodological Challenges to Research on Terrorism and Other Nonnormative Events. DIRECT EXPOSURE AND ITS EFFECTS AMONG NEW YORK CITY CHILDREN AND YOUTH: J.L. Aber, E.T. Gershoff, A. Ware, J.A. Kotler, Estimating the Effects of September 11th and Other Forms of Violence on the Mental Health and Social Development of New York City's Youth: A Matter of Context. IMPACTS FELT ACROSS THE UNITED STATES: RESULTS FROM A NATIONAL SURVEY: V. Gil-Rivas, E.A. Holman, R.C. Silver, Adolescent Vulnerablity Following the September 11th Terrorist Attacks: A Study of Parents and Their Children. SEPTEMBER 11TH AS DISTANT TRAUMA: M.E. Wadsworth, G.R. Gudmundsen, T. Raviv, J.A. Ahlkvist, D.N. McIntosh, G.H. Kline, J. Rea, R.A. Burwell, Coping With Terrorism: Age and Gender Differences in Effortful and Involuntary Responses to September 11th. M.S. Gould, J.L.H. Munfakh, M. Kleinman, K. Lubell, D. Provenzano, Impact of the September 11th Terrorist Attacks on Teenagers' Mental Health.