Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxviii
  2. Addressing the Well-Being of Refugee and Migrant Children

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Luca Milani, Sarah Miragoli, Serena Grumi, Paola Di Blasio
      Pages 3-23 Open Access
    3. Angela Veale, Alaa Hijazi, Zenia Osman, Shelbi Macken
      Pages 25-42 Open Access
    4. Reeshma Haji, Hiromi Noguchi
      Pages 57-70 Open Access
    5. Catherine Glen, Laura K. Taylor, Jocelyn B. Dautel
      Pages 71-87 Open Access
    6. Davide Mazzoni, Elvira Cicognani, Iana Tzankova, Antonella Guarino, Cinzia Albanesi, Bruna Zani
      Pages 89-102 Open Access
    7. Sara Bigazzi, Sára Serdült, Ildikó Bokrétás
      Pages 119-137 Open Access
  3. Children Growing Up in Violent Geopolitical Contexts

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 139-139
    2. M. Catherine Maternowska, Deborah Fry, Alina Potts, Tabitha Casey
      Pages 141-156 Open Access
    3. Shelley McKeown, Duygu Cavdar, Laura K. Taylor
      Pages 189-202 Open Access
    4. Wilson López López, Andrea Correa-Chica, Myriam Carmenza Sierra-Puentes, Juan Gabriel Castañeda Polanco, Gabriela Fernández Miranda, María del Rosario Duran Jaramillo et al.
      Pages 203-215 Open Access
  4. Promoting Peace and Well-Being in Children

  5. Children and Survival of the Species

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 341-341
    2. Ann V. Sanson, Susie E. L. Burke
      Pages 343-362 Open Access
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 363-381

About this book


This open access book brings together discourse on children and peace from the 15th International Symposium on the Contributions of Psychology to Peace, covering issues pertinent to children and peace and approaches to making their world safer, fairer and more sustainable.  The book is divided into nine sections that examine traditional themes (social construction and deconstruction of diversity, intergenerational transitions and memories of war, and multiculturalism), as well as contemporary issues such as Europe’s “migration crisis”, radicalization and violent extremism, and violence in families, schools and communities. Chapters contextualize each issue within specific social ecological frameworks in order to reflect on the multiplicity of influences that affect different outcomes and to discuss how the findings can be applied in different contexts. The volume also provides solutions and hope through its focus on youth empowerment and peacebuilding programs for children and families. This forward-thinking volume offers a multitude of views, approaches, and strategies for research and activism drawn from peace psychology scholars and United Nations researchers and practitioners.

This book's multi-layered emphasis on context, structural determinants of peace and conflict, and use of research for action towards social cohesion for children and youth has not been brought together in other peace psychology literature to the same extent. Children and Peace: From Research to Action will be a useful resource for peace psychology academics and students, as well as social and developmental psychology academics and students, peace and development practitioners and activists, policy makers who need to make decisions about the matters covered in the book, child rights advocates and members of multilateral organizations such as the UN.


Peace psychology Social psychology Child-oriented policies and programs Youth-oriented policies and programs UNICEF Social diversity and identity Memory youth resilience Multiculturalism Effects of migration on youth Effects of violence on youth Radicalization of youth Youth empowerment and resilience Peacebuilding Human rights Activism and integration of refugees effects of climate change on adolescents Evidence-based solutions for conflict Civic engagement Open Access

Editors and affiliations

  • Nikola Balvin
    • 1
  • Daniel J. Christie
    • 2
  1. 1.UNICEF Office of Research-InnocentiFlorenceItaly
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyOhio State UniversityDelawareUSA

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