Working with children in Sichuan earthquake using the "person-in-environment" perspective

Y.X. Zhu, Boon Wee Timothy Sim

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地震属于重大灾难事件的一种,由于其突发性、不可预测性和巨大的破坏性,易使得心智发展水平尚不完善的儿童产生一系列生理、心理和行为上的不良反应,甚至引发较为严重的心理病症。本文通过对国内目前灾后儿童心理重建的31篇文献综述,结合笔者在汶川地震灾区服务的亲身经验,以社会工作"人在情境中"(Person-in-environment)为理论视角,尝试构建灾后儿童心理重建的本土性分析框架和实务方向。||Wenchuan Earthquake is one of the worst in China’s history. The needs of children,as with many other vulnerable groups,deserve serious attention. This article aims to review and consolidate the literature available in China on working with children in different natural disaster contexts. We found 31 relevant articles,most of which focused on the individual psyche of children,with a "deficit" orientation. Based on social work’s "person-in-environment" perspective and the first author’s first hand experience working in "5.12" earthquake affect region,this article suggests an analytical framework and practice implication for working with children in disaster situation in main-land China.
Original languageChinese (Simplified)
Pages (from-to)31-34
Number of pages4
Journal社会工作 (Journal of social work)
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2009


  • Earthquake
  • Diaster
  • Children psychological re-construction
  • Person-in-environment

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