«A child such as 3-year-old Monica - so traumatized she thinks she's going to drown in a bathtub - clearly needs help, says Dr. Bruce Perry, a senior fellow at the Child Trauma Academy in Houston. Without it, he says, she risks a future of drug and alcohol abuse, high blood pressure, crime and child abuse.
``This crisis is foreseeable, and much of its destructive impact is preventable,'' Perry says. ``Yet our society may not have the wisdom to see that the real crisis of Katrina is the hundreds of thousands of ravaged, displaced and traumatized children.''»