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Handbook of Political Violence and Children: Psychosocial Effects, Intervention, and Prevention Policy

Charles W. Greenbaum, Muhammad M. Haj-Yahia, and Carolyn Hamilton

Abstract

A major goal of this volume is to create a forum for the integration of three areas: theory and research on the effects of exposure to political violence (EPV), intervention to aid victims of EPV, and the prevention of EPV. It notes the lack of application of social science research and theory to prevention of EPV. The introductory chapter presents a description of the gap between international law forbidding political violence against children and recent increases in children’s EPV, an overview of social science theory related to research and intervention, and descriptions of the contribution ... More

Keywords: political violence, intervention, risk, international law, children, prevention, research, enforcement, ethics, social science theory

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190874551
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190874551.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Charles W. Greenbaum, editor
James Marshall Professor Emeritus of Psychology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Muhammad M. Haj-Yahia, editor
Gordon Brown Professor of Social Work, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Carolyn Hamilton, editor
Professor Emeritus of Law, University of Essex, and Director of International Programs and Research, Coram Children's Legal Centre

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Introduction

Charles W. Greenbaum, Muhammad M. Haj-Yahia, and Carolyn Hamilton

Section I Major Issues in Research on Exposure of Children to Political Violence: A. Cross-Conflict Issues in Children’s Exposure to Political Violence: Theory, Empirical Review, Ethics, and Methodology

2 Growing Up with Fear

James Garbarino, Amy Governale, and Danielle Nesi

Section I Major Issues in Research on Exposure of Children to Political Violence: B. Research on Children’s Exposure to Political Violence: Basic Issues Studied in Specific Conflicts

5 Effects of Political Violence Exposure on the Family and Parenting Environment

Eric F. Dubow, Lynne C. Goodman, Paul Boxer, Erika Y. Niwa, L. Rowell Huesmann, Simha F. Landau, Shira Dvir Gvirsman, Khalil Shikaki, and Cathy Smith

7 Paying Attention to the Children

Zahava Solomon, Gadi Zerach, and Alana Siegel

10 “My Heart Feels Chained”

Bree Akesson and Dena Badawi

Section II Interventions for Enabling Resilience in the Face of Political Violence

12 Teachers as Agents of Clinical Practice During Armed Conflict

Michelle Slone, Yael Mayer, and Ayelet Gilady

Section III Prevention of Harm to Children and Families from Political Violence: Law and Public Policy

16 Children, Not Soldiers

Francesca Capone

18 Transitional Justice and Children

Cecile Aptel, Saudamini Siegrist, and Friedrich W. Affolter

19 Gendering Security

Elizabeth Yarrow

Conclusion

20 Research, Intervention, and Prevention of Children’s Exposure to Political Violence

Charles W. Greenbaum, Muhammad M. Haj-Yahia, and Carolyn Hamilton