Social impacts of Hurricane Katrina on displaced K-12 students and educational institutions in coastal Alabama counties: Some preliminary observations
Abbreviated Journal Title
POSTTRAUMATIC-STRESS-DISORDER; CHILDREN; DISASTERS; ADOLESCENTS; RESPONSES; SYMPTOMS; Sociology
Hurricane Katrina devastated communities along the Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama Gulf coast. Over 300,000 students were displaced and evacuees relocated throughout the United States. K-12 schools in Mobile and Baldwin counties, situated along coastal Alabama, hosted 3,681 students from the devastated areas. From an analysis of quantitative data and qualitative information obtained from school personnel, we summarize problems and issues that characterized displaced students, families, and host schools. Suggestions for immediate and long-term support for host K-12 schools and displaced families are provided along with suggestions for future research.
"Social impacts of Hurricane Katrina on displaced K-12 students and educational institutions in coastal Alabama counties: Some preliminary observations" (2007). Faculty Bibliography 2000s. 7530.