Handbook of Resilience in Children of War

  • Chandi Fernando
  • Michel Ferrari

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Chandi Fernando, Michel Ferrari
    Pages 1-7
  3. Social-Ecological Approaches to Promoting Resilience in Children of War

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Weiste A. Tol, Mark J. D. Jordans, Brandon A. Kohrt, Theresa S. Betancourt, Ivan H. Komproe
      Pages 11-27
    3. Weiste A. Tol, Mark J. D. Jordans, Brandon A. Kohrt, Theresa S. Betancourt, Ivan H. Komproe
      Pages 29-38
    4. Barbara Magid, Neil Boothby
      Pages 39-49
    5. Peter Ventevogel, Mark J. D. Jordans, Mark Eggerman, Bibiane van Mierlo, Catherine Panter-Brick
      Pages 51-79
  4. Child Soldiers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Marla J. Buchanan, Kasim Al-Mashat, Liliana Cortes, Branka Djukic, Beheshta Jaghori, Alanna Thompson
      Pages 107-116
  5. Institutional Support for Children Affected by War

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 117-117
    2. Kathleen Kostelny, Michael Wessells
      Pages 119-129
    3. Chandi Fernando, Michel Ferrari
      Pages 131-144
  6. Resilience Among Refugees

About this book

Introduction

Their frightened, angry faces are grim reminders of the reach of war. They are millions of children, orphaned, displaced, forced to flee—or to fight. And just as they have myriad possibilities for trauma, their lives also hold great potential for recovery.

The Handbook of Resilience in Children of War explores these critical phenomena at the theoretical, research, and treatment levels, beginning with the psychosocial effects of exposure to war. Narratives of young people's lives in war zones as diverse as Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Columbia, and Sudan reveal the complexities of their experiences and the meanings they attach to them, providing valuable keys to their rehabilitation. Other chapters identify strengths and limitations of current interventions, and of constructs of resilience as applied to youth affected by war. Throughout this cutting-edge volume, the emphasis is on improving the field through more relevant research and accurate, evidence-based interventions, in such areas as:

  • An ecological resilience approach to promoting mental health in children of war.
  • Child soldiers and the myth of the ticking time bomb.
  • The Child Friendly Spaces postwar intervention program.
  • The role of education for war-zone immigrant and refugee students.
  • Political violence, identity, and adjustment in children.

The Handbook of Resilience in Children of War is essential reading for researchers, scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in diverse fields including clinical child, school, and developmental psychology; child and adolescent psychiatry; social work; counseling; education; and allied medical and public health disciplines.

Keywords

Africa Asylum Australia Bosnia Child Soldiers Children Columbia Community Croatia Culture Development Education Global War Zones Holocaust Immigration Israel Migration Netherlands Northern Uganda Orphans PTSD Policy Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Recovery Refugees Rehabilitation Resilience Risk Sesame Workshop Sierra Leone Sri Lanka Survival Transgenerational Development Trauma Victimization Violence War

Editors and affiliations

  • Chandi Fernando
    • 1
  • Michel Ferrari
    • 2
  1. 1.OISE, Applied Psychology and Human DevelopmentUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.OISE, Applied Psychology and Human DevelopmentUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4614-6375-7
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Behavioral Science
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-6374-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-6375-7
  • About this book