While we've been talking, they've been listening. Watching. Coming to conclusions. September 11th shocked everyone. But for the world's children, that awful day's images and aftermath are not unbelievable. They are now bedrock: events as awful and elemental as Pearl Harbor and JFK's assassination and the Challenger explosion were for earlier generations. This hour, child psychiatry expert Lynn Ponton discusses how American children have been processing the events of the world since September 11th.
Lynn Ponton, Professor of Psychiatry at The University of California at San Francisco
chair of the Disaster and Trauma Committee of the American Academy of Child Psychiatrists
This program aired on December 28, 2001.