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, Number 4, 2004
Contents:DIRECT EXPOSURE AND ITS EFFECTS AMONG NEW YORK CITY CHILDREN AND YOUTH: C.W. Hoven, C.S. Duarte, P. Wu, E. Erickson, G. Musa, D.J. Mandell, Exposure to Trauma and Separation Anxiety in Children After the WTC Attack. IMPACTS FELT ACROSS THE UNITED STATES: RESULTS FROM A NATIONAL SURVEY: B.D. Stein, L.H. Jaycox, M.N. Elliott, R. Collins, S. Berry, G.N. Marshall, D.J. Klein, M.A. Schuster, The Emotional and Behavioral Impact of Terrorism on Children: Results From a National Survey. D. Phillips, D.L. Featherman, J. Liu, Children as an Evocative Influence on Adults' Reactions to Terrorism. SEPTEMBER 11TH AS DISTANT TRAUMA: E.J. Costello, A. Erkanli, G. Keeler, A. Angold, Distant Trauma: A Prospective Study of the Effects of 9/11 on Rural Youth. ARTICLES: J.L. Aber, E.T. Gershoff, Assessing the Impact of September 11th, 2001, on Children, Youth, and Parents: Implications for Applied Developmental Science and Practice.