ERIC Number: EJ843544
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 24
Israeli School and Community Response to War Trauma: A Review of Selected Literature
Abel, Rachel M.; Friedman, Howard A.
School Psychology International, v30 n3 p265-281 2009
This article presents a review of literature focusing on mental health clinicians who have responded to war trauma in their work with children in Israeli schools. The review provides a brief introduction to the country's war history and inception of school psychological and counselling services. Within this framework, results of empirical research, methods of assessment and multisystemic interventions are reviewed. Research results acknowledge the school as a major source of social support and facilitator of recovery. Family cohesion and parent symptomatology are also significant predictors of stress and anxiety, especially in early childhood. Recommendations for clinical and school use are included.
Descriptors: Stress Variables, War, Foreign Countries, Mental Health, History, Counseling Services, Intervention, Parent Child Relationship, Symptoms (Individual Disorders), Mental Disorders, Predictor Variables, Anxiety, School Counseling
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel