Children and young people who are refugees, internally displaced persons or survivors or perpetrators of war, mass violence and terrorism
Current Opinion in Psychiatry, 06/12/2012
Drury J et al. – Much of the recent research confirms earlier findings, which demonstrate that their exposure to war and collective violence leads to distress for many children and/or mental disorders for a smaller but substantial minority of them. The literature shows interest in identifying and measuring protective factors. The emphasis in the articles the authors reviewed on social as well as personal factors that confer psychosocial resilience reflects the broad interest in the two canons of literature on children's development and disasters. The findings point powerfully to people's needs for holistic and community–level interventions.