Children and Disasters
Preparedness, Response, and Recovery

Lori Peek, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology
Colorado State University

July 25, 2007

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Related Websites:

Quick Response Report Number 186, Reconstructing Childhood: An Exploratory Study of Children in Hurricane Katrina, Lori Peek and Alice Fothergill, April 2006

Let Our Children Teach Us: A Review of the Role of Education and Knowledge in Disaster Risk Reduction, Ben Wisner, July 2006

Hurricane Katrina Research Bibliography, Kai Erikson and Lori Peek
American Academy of Pediatrics, Children and Disasters
Psychosocial Issues for Children and Families in Disasters: Guide for the Primary Care Physician
6/25/07 American Red Cross Press Release (regarding services to children in shelters)
Church of the Brethren, Children's Disaster Services Program
Save the Children, Domestic Emergencies Program
Children's Defense Fund, Katrina's Children: A Call to Conscience and Action

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Lori Peek, Ph.D., is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Sociology at Colorado State University. Her most recent research projects include an exploration of identity formation processes among second-generation Muslim Americans after the September 11 terrorist attacks, a longitudinal study of children's experiences in Louisiana following Hurricane Katrina, and an examination of the relocation experiences of families who were displaced to the state of Colorado in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Lori is the Associate Chair for Research Projects for the Social Science Research Council Task Force on Hurricane Katrina and Rebuilding the Gulf Coast, and she is currently guest editing a special issue of the journal Children, Youth and Environments on the topic of Children and Disasters. Lori is also a certified child care volunteer through the Church of the Brethren Children's Disaster Services program.

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