Children, conflict and displacement

It is increasingly being recognised that many survivors of trauma are not best helped by psychological intervention based on the common Western patient/analyst relationship. Radda Barnen commissioned research into a variety of approaches to working with children who have been victims of conflict and/or displacement. The principal findings highlight the need for treatment which bases its rationale and methods on the specific circumstances of communities, including their cultural norms, coping mechanisms, and the wider social circumstances of those affected, as well as the central role of families, schools and teachers in assisting recovery.