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Armed conflict and the mental health of children

Armed conflict and the mental health of children

Morgan, Julia ORCID: 0000-0001-6218-7593 (2022) Armed conflict and the mental health of children. In: La Placa, Vincent and Morgan, Julia ORCID: 0000-0001-6218-7593, (eds.) Social Science Perspectives on Global Public Health. Routledge, London. ISBN 978-0367652098 (In Press)

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Armed conflicts, defined as ‘any organised dispute that involves the use of weapons, violence, or force, whether within national borders or beyond them, and whether involving state actors or nongovernment entities’ (Kadir et al., 2018: 2), are said to impact one in 10 children worldwide with estimates of around 230 million children living in areas affected by conflict (UNICEF, 2015). In this chapter, we will explore the impact of armed conflict on children’s mental health briefly, outlining community based and trauma-based psychosocial interventions. We conclude by offering a critique of Western focused psychosocial interventions, highlighting the importance of culturally responsive interventions, which take on board, locally socially constructed ideas of healing and trauma.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: mental Health; children
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences
Faculty of Education, Health & Human Sciences > School of Human Sciences (HUM)
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