Floods severely affect children, young people: It's time to stop ignoring their experience, researchers say

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August 9, 2018

Critical Commentary

Lancaster University summarized their September 2016 article forĀ Science Daily as follows: "Research with flood-affected children reveals serious impacts on well-being but also a desire to take on a role in flood risk management. Factors impacting on children's well-being include: loss of valued personal and family possessions, friendship networks, familiar spaces, education; experience of fear, anxiety, poverty, isolation, unfairness, destruction, stress, uncertainty, being ignored/misunderstood; lack of sleep and recreation; deterioration in diet, space and housing conditions; lack of flood education provision in schools for children and all staff."

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Lancaster University. 2016 "Floods severely affect children, young people: It's time to stop ignoring their experience, researchers say." ScienceDaily, September 22, 2016. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2016/09/160922104259.htm (accessed August 6, 2018).

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