The Psychological Effects of War and Violence on Children / Edition 1

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Overview

The outgrowth of a conference planned as a response to the need for researchers and clinicians to develop integrated plans for addressing the psychological trauma of children exposed to violence, this volume's goals are:

• to summarize research on the subject with particular emphasis on the Gulf War;

• to use this information to formulate an outline of what current knowledge suggests are reasonable approaches to public mental health intervention; and

• to develop an agenda for future research necessary for improving clinical efforts in varying international conflicts.

A significant collection of diverse perspectives attending to a diversity of cultural and political contexts, the contributors offer many conclusions about important dimensions for analyzing the effects of violence on children. Suggesting informed approaches to public mental health efforts which can be implemented, the work presented here directs attention to the need for interdisciplinary collaboration among researchers and clinicians to better understand the effects of exposure to violence on the psychological well being of children and the optimal modes of remediation on individual, family, and community levels.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780805811711
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/28/1993
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Lexile: 1410L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 War Is Not Good for Children 3
2 Children's Response to War: What Do We Know? 23
3 The Developmental Sequelae of Child Maltreatment: Implications for War-Related Trauma 41
4 The Effect of War on Israeli Children 75
5 Israeli Children Paint War 93
6 Settler Children and the Gulf War 109
7 The Effect of Prewar Conditions on the Psychological Reactions of Palestinian Children to the Gulf War 131
8 Children in War: Stress and Coping Reactions Under the Threat of Scud Missile Attacks and the Effect of Proximity 143
9 On the Value of a Psychoanalytic Perspective in Research on Children in War: Group Interviews of Israeli and Palestinian Children During the Gulf War and 1 Year Later 163
10 The Children of Kuwait After the Gulf Crisis 181
11 The Young Lions: South African Children and Youth in Political Struggle 199
12 Children and Political Violence in Northern Ireland: From Riots to Reconciliation 215
13 Violence at a Distance: Thinking About the Nuclear Threat 231
14 Children as Victims of and Witnesses to Violence in a Washington, D.C. Neighborhood 243
15 Children and Inner-City Violence: Strategies for Intervention 281
16 Israeli Children in the Gulf War: Problems of Masks and Peer Separation 303
17 The Use of Hotline and Media Interventions in Israel During the Gulf War 319
18 War-Related Stress and Family-Centered Intervention: American Children and the Gulf War 339
Author Index 357
Subject Index 367
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