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  • Jordans, M.J.D., Komproe, I.H., Tol, W.A.,Smallegange, E., Ntamatumba, P. & de Jong, J.T.V.M. (In press). Potential treatment mechanisms of counselling for children in Burundi: A series of n=1 studies. Journal of American Orthopsychiatry.


Suggested reading

  • Apfel, R.J. & Simon, B.S. (Eds.). (2006). Minefields in their Hearts: The mental health of children in war and communal violence. Yale University Press.
  • Barenbaum, J., Ruchkin, V., & Schwab-Stone, M. (2004). The psychosocial aspects of children exposed to war: practice and policy initiatives. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 45, 41-62.
  • Berman, H. (2001). Children and war: current understandings and future directions. Public Health Nursing, 18, 243-252.
  • Bolton, P., Bass, J., Betancourt, T., Speelman, L., Onyango, G., Clougherty, K. F., Neugebauer, R., Murray, L., & Verdeli, H. (2007). Interventions for Deptression Symptoms Among Adolescent Survivors of War and Displacement in Northern Uganda. Journal of the American Medical Association, 298, 519-527.
  • Boyden, J., & de Berry, J. (2004). Introduction. In J. Boyden & J. de Berry (Eds.), Children and Youth on the Front Line: Ethnography, Armed Conflict, and Displacement (pp. xi-xxvii). New York: Bergahn Books.
  • International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. (1999). Psycho-social assistance for children affected by armed conflict.
  • Machel, G. (2003). The Impact of War on Children: a Review of Progress Since the 1996 United Nations Report on the Impact of Armed Conflict on Children. London, UK: C. Hurst & Co.
  • Psychosocial Working Group (2003). Psychosocial Intervention in Complex Emergencies: A Conceptual Framework. Oxford: Refugees Studies Centre.  
  • Punamaki, R.L. (2006). Resilience in Conditions of War and Military Violence: Preconditions and Developmental Processes. In M.E. Garralda & M. Flament (Eds.), Working with Children Adolescents. An Evidence-based Approach to Risk and Resilience. New York: Lanham Boulder.
  • Shaw, J. A. (2003). Children exposed to war/ terrorism. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 6, 237-246.   
  • Stichick, T. (2001). The psychosocial impact of armed conflict on children. Rethinking traditional paradigms in research and intervention. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America, 10, 797-814.
  • The International Save the Children Alliance. (1996). Promoting Psychosocial Well-Being Among Children Affected by Armed Conflict and Displacement: Principles and Approaches.    
  • Tolfree, D. (1996). Restoring Playfulness. Different approaches to assisting children who are psychologically affected by war or displacement. Falun: Radda Barnen.
  • Wessels, M., & Monteiro, C. (2006). Psychosocial assistance for youth: Towards reconstruction for peace in Angola. Journal of Social Issues, 62, 121-139. 


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