Forced Migration and Mental Health: Rethinking the Care of Refugees and Displaced Persons / Edition 1

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Although forced migration is not new in human history it has become, in our time, one of the world's major problems. In the last few decades, armed conflict and political unrest have created vast numbers of asylum seekers, refugees and displaced persons. This has led, in turn to increasing involvement of professional care workers and agencies, both governmental and nongovernmental. While there is no doubt on the part of helping parties that care is necessary, there is considerable debate about the kind of care that is needed. This book presents a critical review of mental health care provisions for people who have had to leave their homeland, and explores the controversies surrounding this topic. Providing fresh perspectives on an age old problem, this book covers humanitarian aid and reconstruction programs as well as service provision in host countries. It is of interest to all those who provide health services, create policy, and initiate legislation for these populations.

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"This book is relevant to all those working with refugees and displaced persons amongst health and social work professionals as well as other care givers and policy makers. In almost all chapters the limitations of the Western concept of traumatic stress with its strong accent on postramatic stress disorder is emphasized. Furthermore, the important role. of the cultural context is illustrated. The advantage of focising on practival problems rather than emotion is another leading theme."

-Wybrand Op den Velde, medical consltant of Stichting 1940-1945 and member of the Scientific Advisory Board of War Trauma Foundation.

Intervention 2005, Volume 3, Number 2

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387226927
  • Publisher: Springer US
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Series: International and Cultural Psychology Series
  • Edition description: 2005
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 218
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

David Ingleby is Professor of Intercultural Psychology at Utrecht University. After working for the Medical Research Council in London and teaching in Social and Political Sciences at Cambridge University, he moved to Holland in 1982 to take up a chair in Developmental Psychology. Since 1991 he has concentrated on issues of migration and culture and was awarded his present chair in 1999. Together with Charles Watters he teaches in the European MA network on ‘Migration, Mental Health and Social Care’. He has a lifelong interest in the social dimension of psychology and in interdisciplinary research and practice.

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Table of Contents

1 Editor's introduction 1
2 From trauma to survival and adaptation : towards a framework for guiding mental health initiatives in post-conflict societies 29
3 Transforming local and global discourses : reassessing the PTSD movement in Bosnia and Croatia 53
4 Traumatic stress in context : a study of unaccompanied minors from Southern Sudan 67
5 Meeting the mental health needs of children who have been associated with fighting forces : some lessons from Sierra Leone 81
6 "My whole body is sick ... my life is not good" : a Rwandan asylum seeker attends a psychiatric clinic in London 97
7 Mental health care for refugee children in exile 115
8 Getting closer : methods of research with refugees and asylum seekers 129
9 Kurdish women refugees : obstacles and opportunities 149
10 Beyond the personal pain : integrating social and political concerns in therapy with refugees 169
11 Mental health services in the UK : lessons from transcultural psychiatry 183
12 Mental health and social care for asylum seekers and refugees : a comparative study 193
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