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Global Child Welfare and Well-Being$
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Susan C. Mapp

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195339710

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195339710.001.0001

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Children Affected by War and Conflict

Children Affected by War and Conflict

(p.87) 5 Children Affected by War and Conflict
Global Child Welfare and Well-Being

Susan C. Mapp

Oxford University Press

The impact of war and conflict on child non-combatants is examined including the mental health impact and on their education. Girls may also face sexual assault. Children in countries such as Northern Ireland, Palestine, Sudan and Afghanistan experience these difficulties. Landmines and cluster bombs pose a special threat to children and international movements against their use is discussed. Child refugees face special burdens and policies to protect their rights are not always followed. The similar effects of violent neighborhoods are analyzed, particularly in the United States. Services to help children recover are discussed including a program in the West Bank of Palestine utilizing music therapy.

Keywords:   landmines, cluster bombs, PTSD, violent neighborhoods, PTSD, sexual assault

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