Journal article

Children in the 2015 South Indian floods: community members' views

Revathi N Krishna, Kevin R Ronan, Eva Alisic

EUROPEAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOTRAUMATOLOGY | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2018

Abstract

Little is known about children's experiences and involvement in disaster preparation and recovery, in particular in low- and middle-income countries. Eliciting community members' perspectives on the 2015 floods in Tamil Nadu, India, may generate useful insights for improving services in low-resource settings. This qualitative study aimed to understand how children in Chennai experienced the floods, as reported by the adults in their community, and to explore children's involvement in disaster preparedness, response and recovery efforts as reported from the adults' perspective. We conducted in-depth, semi-structured interviews (N = 48) with family members (n = 36), and with staff of non-gover..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council


Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre; Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre; Monash University [Monash University International Postgraduate Research Scholarship]; National Health and Medical Research Council [Early Career Fellowship 1090229].