Psychosocial interventions for children in war-affected areas: the state of the art

2007Brechtje Kalksma-Van Lith

In this article the literature on psychosocial assistance to children in war-affected areas is reviewed. Two main types of interventions are identified: the curative approach and the developmental approach. The effectiveness of each of these approaches is discussed.( Intervention 2007, Volume 5, Number 1, Page 3 - 17)

Key wordsarmed conflict / children / community reconstruction / human rights / mental health / psychiatric diagnosis / treatment / violence

CountriesAfghanistan / Chechnya / Global