The mental health of war affected children: a community based rehabilitation and reconciliation programme in Sri Lanka's eastern province

Robert Chase, Kenneth Bush

The mental health effects of children affected by militarized violence are receiving increasing attention as the magnitude of the problem worldwide and its implications is becoming recognized. The trends in child mental health in Sri Lanka related to war and other factors are reviewed, and local project context in Eastern Sri Lanka is described. Since (1995) research and program development in addresses psychological distress in schoolchildren from multiple factors, many directly war related. (17 pages, .pdf fro historical reference)

Key wordsarmed conflict / children / post-traumatic stress disorder / trauma / women

CountriesSri Lanka