ERIC Number: EJ1036019
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Aug
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 78
Helping Children Exposed to War and Violence: Perspectives from an International Work Group on Interventions for Youth and Families
Kletter, Hilit; Rialon, Rebecca A.; Laor, Nathaniel; Brom, Daniel; Pat-Horenczyk, Ruth; Shaheen, Mohammed; Hamiel, Daniel; Chemtob, Claude; Weems, Carl F.; Feinstein, Carl; Lieberman, Alicia; Reicherter, Daryn; Song, Suzan; Carrion, Victor G.
Child & Youth Care Forum, v42 n4 p371-388 Aug 2013
Background: This paper outlines conclusions from a three-day workgroup hosting the eight authors as well as others with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of youth exposed to war and violence. Objective: The purpose of this meeting was to bring multiple perspectives together to identify components that comprise effective psychosocial interventions for child victims of war and community violence across cultures. The meeting also sought to identify gaps in the existing treatment approaches. Method: In the meeting, personal experiences and previous research were discussed to develop a wide-ranging intervention approach, determine a cohesive definition for "indirect" exposure, and identify successful methods of intervention delivery for youth exposed to acts of war and violence. Results and Conclusions: Key components of intervention for youth exposed to war/violence, important outcome measures, and cultural differences that may influence effective intervention were identified. A clearer definition of "indirect" exposure was also developed. Finally, a nine-phase model was developed to provide guidelines for establishing partnerships between trauma teams and other organizations or schools to implement and disseminate treatment for this population.
Descriptors: War, Violence, Workshops, Psychological Patterns, Intervention, Mental Health, Victims, Children, Child Welfare, Child Health, Research Methodology, Delivery Systems, Measurement Techniques, Cultural Differences, Models, Trauma, Agency Cooperation
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