The Trauma Of Being A Refugee Child

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War is the main cause in the creation of child refugee. It is also known that war is the primary cause of child injuries, death and loss of family members. Being born abroad in unknown places, also play a role in depriving children of a legal home. The trauma of being a refugee child can cause detrimental changes in the mental health of a child and over all development. This article focuses on the impact of the Syrian armed conflict on the mental health and psychosocial condition of Syrian refugees’ children. Also, this article explores the struggles of several refugees’ families and their children. It was determined that mental health services can be key to restoring basic psychological functioning to support resilience and positive coping…show more content…
An assessment of the mental health and psychosocial needs of refugee Syrians children and adolescents in Jordan revealed persistent fear, anger, lack of interest in activities, and hopelessness. Mental health service were provided to some Syrian children by the Center for Victims of Torture (CVT). During the course of the services, many children and adolescents express feeling a great sense of responsibility for their family members. They also expressed to feel a great sense of responsibility towards caring for their family members and the frustration of not being able to talk about their feelings and concerns, to avoid stressing out their parents. Family dynamics and roles seemed to be highly deteriorated, giving these children unwanted responsibilities and safety concerns about family members. At the end of the study, it was revealed that after several months of services at the CVT, comparing results at discharge to the results during admission, a vast majority of children reported a decrease in feeling afraid, feeling shame, feeling guilt, and unhappiness. Helping them reconnect with themselves, and

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