ERIC Number: ED406497
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Issues of War Trauma and Working with Refugees. A Compilation of Resources.
Somach, Susan D., Comp.
The Center for Applied Linguistics has compiled these resources on the subjects of war trauma and working with refugees to guide refugee service providers and classroom teachers. The materials include background information about trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder and specific information about problems of refugees and victims of war trauma. The selections in the compilation are designated Appendixes. The United Nations, through its High Commissioner for Refugees and its statement on the rights of the child (Appendix A) has recognized the problems children, especially those from Bosnia, face. Two appendixes (B and C) discuss trauma, posttraumatic stress disorder, and refugees. Two selections focus on children and trauma and consider general developmental issues and coping with grief and the aftermath of disaster. "War Trauma and Refugee Children" contains a description of a film about the effects of torture on children, a discussion of traumatic human rights abuse, and a two-part article on the effects of massive trauma on Cambodian children. "Children of Holocaust Survivors" contains two articles on the symptoms and treatment of child survivors of the Holocaust. A brochure produced to help refugees from the former Yugoslavia cope with trauma is included, and the final section contains six selections on war trauma as an aspect of educating students in the English as a second language classroom. (Contains 19 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for Applied Linguistics, Washington, DC. Refugee Service Center.
Identifiers - Location: Cambodia; Yugoslavia